13 dead as boat capsizes off Thatta

THATTA: At least 13 people including women and children died when a boat capsized near  Thatta, Sindh – Mirpur sakro.

According to Thatta’s Deputy Commissioner  11 people were pulled to safety  when  the boat capsized after   colliding  with another boat.

according to media reports, 60  pilgrims were going to attend an event at the shrine of a Sufi saint on two boats.

Police said two children and women were among the dead.

The bodies were shifted to the Sheikh Zaid Hospital in Sakro.

They police said rescue officials were still searching for the survivors.

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