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Over 50 lifeless as wedding ceremony boat capsizes in Indus river

Over 50 individuals are presumed to be lifeless after a ship carrying over 100 wedding ceremony company capsized within the Indus River close to Machke, roughly 65 km from Rahim Yar Khan on Monday.

District administration spokesperson Kashif Nisar Gill mentioned that there isn’t any likelihood of discovering survivors as greater than 48 hours have handed for the reason that incident happened, Geo Information reported.

Gill added that males comprised of nearly all of the survivors who managed to swim ashore.

The accident happened on Monday when a marriage get together was returning to Machke from Khrore village in two boats, the Daybreak reported.

“One of many boats was overloaded and capsized after one of many planks in its hull fell aside, principally ladies and kids of the household drowned as solely the boys had been rescued within the preliminary efforts,” a cousin of the groom mentioned.

Round eight members of a single household belonging to the Solangi clan drowned within the accident together with their kin, the Daybreak reported.

The our bodies of the deceased had been laid down within the ancestral graveyards of their native village Hussain Bakhsh Solangi close to Machke in Sindh. Clan chief Sardar Abbas Khan Solangi attended the funeral prayers for the 26 individuals together with two kids and a girl whose our bodies had been fished out from the river.

Solangi demanded compensation from Sindh and Punjab (the place the incident happened) governments as he blamed them for failure to assemble bridges within the space forcing individuals to make use of worn-out wood boats to cross the river.

Rahim Yar Khan’s deputy commissioner mentioned {that a} contingent of 18 Pakistan Military divers from Mangla additionally arrived in Rahim Yar Khan to participate within the rescue operation, the Daybreak reported.

Earlier, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed condolences to the individuals who met the watery grave after the boat capsized on Monday.

“I’m saddened by the lack of 19 treasured lives within the boat capsizing accident within the Indus River close to Rahim Yar Khan. We pray to God to grant the deceased a spot in His mercy and grant endurance to the affected households,” he tweeted.

Final week, the Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority of Punjab issued an alert of heavy rains within the province from July 15 to 17 urging individuals to keep away from going into the water.

“Medium to high-level flooding is anticipated within the hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan division from July 15 to July 17,” it had famous, including that flash floods may be reported in rivers and nullahs.

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