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Boat capsizes in River Sutlej, leaving 8 dead and several missing

At least eight people have died and several missing after a boat capsized in the Sutlej River in Okara district near Haveli Lakha.

As per reports, the incident took place when a boat carrying more than 25 passengers who were on their way to Minchinabad for attending funeral prayers but suddenly boat capsized in the River Sutlej at Malhu Sheikha area of the district.

According to sources, the rescue teams failed to reach the spot owing to its 50 kilometer’s distance from the rescue centre.

On the other hand, local volunteers and rescue teams are involved in search of remaining passengers who were drowned in the River.

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