Keenjhar Lake accident: Case registered against boatman

Police registered a case against the man who was rowing the boat that capsized at Keenjhar Lake, drowning 10 people on Monday.

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The case was registered at Keenjhar Lake police station and the provisions of negligence, carelessness and greed against the boatman.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to the Edhi mortuary in Korangi, whereas authorities placed a ban on boating in the lake after the tragic incident.

Moreover, the sailor of the capsized boat was taken into custody, police confirmed.

According to rescue sources, bodies of 10 people including two children were recovered from the lake Monday while three women were recovered alive and were shifted to a nearby hospital. They were said to be in critical condition.

Reportedly, the boat could seat only four persons but it was carrying 13 people when it overturned.

Deputy Commissioner Usman Tanveer had said that 13 people were in the boat, including 11 women and two children. Tanveer had said that swimmers from Pakistan Navy were called to help in the rescue operation.

Chief Secretary Sindh Mumtaz Ali Shah took notice of the incident, saying that the affectees should be facilitated in every possible way.

Shah also warned of strict action against those found in negligence that led to the deadly incident.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto had also expressed grief over the incident, saying that an inquiry should be done into the causes.

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