Overloaded passenger boat capsized in Pakistan, 47 rescued

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 23:38

Karachi: Pakistan Navy divers on Friday rescued around 47 people after a overloaded passenger boat capsized in the Arabian sea in Pakistan`s territorial waters near the Karachi port.
Rescue officials said the boat was going from port Kemari to Manora island when it capsized.
"We have been told they were around 50 people on the boat much more than its capacity. But so far navy divers have rescued 47 people," Faisal Edhi of the Edhi welfare trust said.

He said the boat owner claimed they were 50 passengers on board and only three were still missing.

"Rescue operations to recover them are still underway," he said. The passengers included two women and a child.


First Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 23:38

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