33 people die, 16 missing as two boats capsizes in Indus River

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SADIQABAD: The death toll of the people who died as two boats capsized in River Indus has reached to 33 after rescues and divers recovered five more bodies of the victims on Wednesday. 16 more people are missing so far.

The more bodies of ill-fated people were recoverd from the depths of Indus River after two days of the tragic incident in which two boats had capsized.

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According to details, the number of people who died due to drowning has reached 33, while the search for 16 more persons still continues.

Meanwhile, divers from the Pakistan Army have also reached Machhaka.

It may be recalled that boats carring participants of a marriage party had capsized in the Indus River on Monday.

According to rescue officials, the participants of the marriage party consisted of two boats and more than 150 people were on board in total.

The rescue officials further said that due to the threat of robbers in the area, there are difficulties in the operation.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the unfortunate accident happened due to overloading. He also said the rescue operation is going on to search for the drowned people in the river Indus, adding that after the incident, most of the people were rescued by local people.

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