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At least 21 pilgrims killed in Pakistan ferry accident


Karachi: At least 21 people are reported dead and several others missing after a boat carrying religious devotees capsized in a creek near the village of Bohara situated close to Thatta on Thursday. Officials have placed the number of passengers on board between 50-100, of which more than 20 have been recovered. Deputy Commissioner Thatta Nasir Baig said the boat was carrying 60-70 passengers. At least 21 bodies have been recovered, according to officials at the Mirpur Sakro Taluqa Hospital. The Thatta DC said 15-20 people were rescued and admitted to the hospital. (Dawn.com)

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