16 children rescued, 9 missing from capsized boat in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Sixteen children were rescued from a boat that capsized 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 recovered 16 children, while nine were still missing, deputy commissioner of Kohat district Furqan Ashraf told Xinhua.

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.

The injured children have been shifted to a nearby hospital.