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10 die as boat capsizes in Keenjhar lake in Karachi

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According to police, 10 picnickers, who belong to the same family, drowned in Keenjhar lake as their boat capsized on Monday.

The residents of Karachi’s Mehmoodabad area were taking a ride when the boat overturned because of high speed and gusty winds.

Rescue sources said that bodies of 10 people including two children have been retrieved from the lake while three women were recovered alive and moved to a nearby hospital. They are reported to be in serious condition.

According to reports, the boat can seat only four persons, but it was carrying 13 people when the accident occurred.

The sailor of the unfortunate boat is said to have been arrested by the police.

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