Army conducts rescue operation after boat capsizes in river


Pakistan Army troops, along with SSG combat team divers, continued thier search operation to rescue remaining individuals who had gone missing after overloaded boat carrying 100 persons overturned in the Indus River near Sadiqabad Tehsil of Rahim Yar Khan a few days ago.

On the special instructions of Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan Army reacted promptly and dispatched the rescue team along with divers of SSG Commandos of Pakistan Army, Army Medical Team, Army Field Engineers and other relief forces alongwith requisite equipment to participate in the search operation.

As per receipt of information by the civil administration, around 94 people were on board on the boat, out of which 45 people were rescued. During the ongoing search operation by the Pakistan Army, the bodies of 27 people have been recovered from the river so far, while the search for 22 missing people is still going on.

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