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Over 20 feared drowned after wedding boat capsizes in Pakistan

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At least eight people have drowned and over a dozen others are feared dead following the capsizing of a wedding boat in southern Pakistan, national media said on Wednesday.

MOSCOW, June 17 (RIA Novosti) - At least eight people have drowned and over a dozen others are feared dead following the capsizing of a wedding boat in southern Pakistan, national media said on Wednesday.

The tragedy occurred on Tuesday when a boat carrying about 25 guests was returning home after a wedding. The boat overturned in a canal in Kandhkot, in the Sindh province. The bodies of six women and two children have so far been recovered, The Nation newspaper said.

Pakistan's News International said 10 people from the boat have been rescued, but other media quoted lower numbers.

Divers have been sent to the scene to help with the search. The sluice gates have been shut to minimize the water level in the canal.

The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) said the bride and groom were among the dead.

 

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