WORLD 10 children killed as boat capsizes in NW Pakistan


10 children killed as boat capsizes in NW Pakistan


17:09, January 29, 2023

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Ten children were killed when a boat capsized in a dam in Kohat district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, an official said.

The boat with 25 children onboard capsized in Tanda Dam of the district earlier in the morning, and the divers rescued 16 out of them and shifted them to hospital, Deputy Commissioner of Kohat district Furqan Ashraf said.

Ashraf said that the bodies of nine others were recovered from the dam, whereas one child breathed his last at the hospital.

Talking to Xinhua, sources from a rescue organization the Edhi Foundation said that the children were students of a seminary who were visiting the dam for recreational activity.

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