At least 10 children drown after boat capsizes in Pakistan

Fifty-one individuals died in two accidents inside a number of hours in western Pakistan this Sunday (28): a bus fell off a bridge, a tragedy killed 41 individuals, and a shipwreck killed 10 children.

A rescue operation is underway after a boat carrying 25-30 schoolchildren on an tour capsized in Tandam Lake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police chief Mir Rauf stated.

Dead our bodies of ten children aged 7 to 14 have been discovered, 17 have been rescued, three minors have been lacking.

11-year-old Muhammad Mustafa, who survived the tragedy, stated: “The boat instantly overturned. “The water was very chilly, my physique was numb, I virtually fainted, and a person saved me,” he stated at a hospital in the close by metropolis of Kohat.

Another policeman, Adbul Rauf, stated, “The boat was in poor situation and overloaded.”

one other tragedy

Just a few hours in the past, at least 41 individuals have been killed in a bus accident: the automobile fell off a bridge and exploded north of Bela city in Lasbela district of Balochistan province.

District authorities official Hamza Anjum stated, “The our bodies are unrecognizable. “The bus hit a bridge pillar and fell into the river,” stated Anjum.

The automobile left Quetta, the provincial capital, and traveled 700 kilometers to the port of Karachi in a single day.

Rescue coordinator Asghar Ramazan stated the bus had 48 passengers and was loaded with oil containers. “When the bus crashed, the automobile instantly caught hearth,” he defined. “Because of the oil, the fireplace was so intense that it was tough to manage,” he stated.

Anjum stated authorities suspected the motive force fell asleep on the wheel, however didn’t rule out rushing as an element in the tragedy.

He introduced an investigation to seek out out what precipitated the accident. DNA exams ought to permit identification of “extraordinarily traumatized” victims, the official stated.

dying on the street

The variety of deaths on Pakistan’s roads is excessive as a result of poor roads, poor street security and unsafe driving.

Buses carry greater than the permitted passenger restrict and seat belts will not be typically used. In November, a minibus fell right into a ravine in the south of the nation, killing 20 individuals, together with 11 minors.

In August, 20 individuals have been killed in a collision between a bus and a petroleum tanker in Multan, the capital of Punjab province.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), greater than 27,000 individuals died on Pakistan’s roads in 2018, the most recent accessible statistics. Shipwrecks with many casualties are widespread in a rustic the place many ships sail in unhealthy situation and are stuffed with passengers.


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