15 people dead in boat capsize in Pak

ANI | Updated: Dec 07, 2017 21:09 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 7 (ANI): At least 15 people lost their lives after a boat capsized in a creek in Thatta region of the Sindh Province of Pakistan on Thursday.

The Dawn quoted the officials, as saying, that 15 people were dead and 15 others were rescued.

However, the different officials said around 50-100 passengers were on board.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Thatta Nasir Baig, confirming the death toll said, "15-20 people were rescued and admitted to the hospital in an unconscious state."

Rescue operation is still underway in coordination between Navy and Army units in the area, Commissioner Hyderabad Division Dr Saeed Magnejo said.

Most of the passengers are residents of Karachi, he added. (ANI)