10 children killed in Pakistan as boat capsizes

10 children killed in Pakistan as boat capsizes


At least 10 children were killed on Sunday when a boat carrying religious school students capsized in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northwest Pakistan.

Officials said seven students were injured while eight were still missing as a result of the incident.

Kohat district commissioner, Mahmood Aslam, said around 50 students from a local religious school, had gathered near Tanda lake for a picnic. Twenty-five had ventured out on the water – which was closed by authorities for recreational trips – on a boat that capsized, he said.

He said the pupils that died were aged between seven and 12 years old.

He said Pakistani military divers were helping with the rescue and recovery efforts.

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