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Pakistan: 10 madrasa students die as boat capsizes in KP Pakistan
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Pakistan: 10 madrasa students die as boat capsizes in KP

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jan 2023, 06:11 pm

Islamabad: At least 10 children died when the boat in which they were travelling capsized in Tanda Dam lake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Rescue 1122 spokesperson Bilal Faizi told Dawn News that six bodies have been recovered so far, while 17 children and a teacher were rescued.

“Four children are in critical condition. They have been moved to the District Headquarters Hospital Kohat," Faizi told the newspaper.

He said the children aboard were all aged between 12 and 20 years.

He said: “They were all madrasa students out on a day trip to the dam.”

Faizi added that seven ambulances, four boats, two recovery vehicles and more than 40 personnel of Rescue 1122 were participating in the search operation, which is under way.

Caretaker KP Chief Minister Azam Khan expressed sadness over the development.