Several feared dead after boat carrying 50 capsizes in Indus River near Haripur

Several feared dead after boat carrying 50 capsizes in Indus River near Haripur

Haripur (Staff Report/Agencies): Several people feared dead after a boat carrying about 50 of passengers capsized in Indus River near Haripur on Wednesday.


According to rescue officials, four bodies — of a man, a child and two women — have so far been pulled out of the waters. At least 15 people were rescued while the search for others is underway, they added.

Haripur Assistant Commissioner told the media that about 50 people including women and children were on board when the boat travelling to Haripur from Shangla's Dedal Kamach area capsized in the Indus River at Tarbela, Haripur district.

He said rescue work is underway to recover the rest of the drowned people and local shopkeepers are taking part in the effort. Teams of the Pakistan Army's Special Service Group (SSG) have been dispatched to the site as well.