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Sunday May 19 2019
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Search under way for missing passengers after ferry capsizes in Indus near Matiari

By
Web Desk
Six people drowned after a ferry overturned in Indus River near Sindh's Matiari district on Saturday. Photo: File

MATIARI: Recovery efforts continued on Sunday for five missing passengers after six people drowned when a ferry capsized in Indus River near Sindh's Matiari district.

Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Captain Fariddudin Mustafa said help of Pakistan Navy had been sought for the search and rescue.

A day earlier, a boat carrying 14 passengers en route to Jamshoro from Matiari overturned. Six passengers had been retrieved, while locals and navy had launched a search and rescue for the remaining.

Officials said the deceased included four women and two men, while those aboard the ferry also included children.

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