One killed, 13 missing as boat capsizes near Larkana

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A boat carrying at least 30 devotees capsized in River Indus near Larkana on Friday.

LARKANA  – One person was killed while 16 were rescued when a boat carrying at least 30 devotees, including women and children, capsized in River Indus in Dokri area near Larkana on Friday, At least 13 people were still missing.

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The devotees, mostly from Naushahro Feroze and Khairpur, were returning after attending the Urs ceremony at the mausoleum of Pir Majban Shah.

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Rescue teams rushed to the spot and recovered one dead body from the river while 13 still missing. At least 16 people were rescued.

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The rescue operation was stopped due to darkness and will restart in the morning. A rescue team of Pakistan Navy from Sukkur also arrived to participate in the search operation.

2017-02-11

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