Bodies of six people extracted from Indus river


MATIARI: The bodies of six persons, who drowned in a boat capsize incident in Indus River near Matiari district in Sindh two days ago, were fished-out on Monday.

On Saturday, at least 14 people, including women and children, drowned as their boat capsized in Indus River.

The rescue teams safely rescued six persons from the Indus River and six bodies, while the search for the bodies of a woman and a girl was underway.

The cause of the incident could not be ascertained, said the local police.

Meanwhile, rescue officials shifted the bodies to the hospital for identification and medico-legal requirements. Sources said that volunteers from nearby areas were also rushed to the place and took part in rescue and search operation.

Last year on November 19, at least four people had been drowned, while 15 others rescued as a boat had capsized in Indus river near Saggiyoon in Khairpur district.

As per details of the incident, a woman and three children had been drowned to death, when a boat carrying nearly 20 villagers had capsized in Indus river near here.