KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Thursday expressed grief and sorrow over deaths of devotees whose boat drowned in sea near coastal area Baharo of district Thatta.
According to a statement issued here, he said that his heart goes out to the families of the victims.
Taking notice of boat drowning in sea, he directed the commissioner Hyderabad to accelerate rescue work before night and also directed the deputy commissioner Thatta to personally monitor the rescue efforts.
Issuing directives for imposing emergency in Thatta and adjoining hospitals, he asked officers to inform him in case of any necessity.
Deputy commissioner Thatta presenting the preliminary report of the incident to the chief minister informed that fifteen dead bodies were recovered so far and more than thirty five persons are saved.
Further briefing, he said that the devotees were traveling by boat to Pathai shrine and owing to gusty winds two boats of devotees collided each other and met the incident.