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One dead, 22 rescued after boat capsizes in River Indus

August 13, 2019
Search for the missing passengers is under way

At least one person was killed after a boat carrying 32 passengers capsized in the River Indus near Rajanpur Tuesday.

At least 22 people were safely rescued. A search for the remaining nine missing passengers, including women and children, is currently under way.

According to the initial reports, the boat capsized after a passenger had a dispute with the boat owner regarding the boat fares. During this time, the boat collided with a bridge and overturned.

The rescue teams have shifted the deceased and the injured to a DHQ hospital.

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