Six persons drown as boat capsizes


At least six persons were drowned when a boat capsized in Kalankar Lake near Dhoro Naro, Umerkot district. According to details, the boat was carrying ten people to the shrine of Sehar Faquir Shrine to pay homage when it capsized due to which six persons were drowned.

Police and rescue teams reached the spot and retrieved three dead bodies of children from the lake. The heirs of the deceased said the boat they were traveling in was old and it was the reason it capsized.Earlier, the rescue workers recovered 31 more bodies of seminary students and mallah, who drowned in the Tanda Dam due to a boat capsized, bringing the overall number of tragedy to 51.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday expressed grief over the loss of life as a boat capsized in the Kalankar Lake of Umerkot, Sindh. Six persons of the same family drowned in the incident on Sunday.—INP