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Matiari boat capsize incident: Bodies of two people retrieved

MATIARI: Six people, who drowned in Indus River near Matiari district, Sindh, after their boat capsized, were fished-out safely, ARY News reported on Sunday.

Yesterday, at least 14 people, including women and children, drowned as their boat capsized in Indus River.

According to the rescue sources, two bodies had been fished-out from the river.  Search for the others was continued in the area, divers of the Pakistan Navy have been called in for the speedy rescue operation.

The cause of the incident could not be ascertained, said the local police.

Meanwhile, rescue officials shifted the bodies to the hospital for identification and medico-legal requirements. Sources said that volunteers from nearby areas were also rushed to the place and took part in rescue and search operation.

Read more: Four died, 15 rescued as boat capsizes in Indus river

Last year on November 19, at least four people had been drowned , while 15 others rescued as a boat had capsized in Indus river near Saggiyoon in Khairpur district.

As per details of the incident, a woman and three children had been drowned to death, when a boat carrying nearly 20 villagers had capsized in Indus river near here.

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