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Boat capsizes on lake in Pakistan, 10 dead

Rescue workers and volunteers search bodies following a boat capsized in Kenjhar Lake, some 122 kilometers (75 miles) east of Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. A small boat carrying members from a Pakistani family capsized in Keenjhar Lake in southern Sindh province on Monday, leaving some people dead and few missing, police said. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)
August 17, 2020 - 11:41 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan - A small boat carrying local tourists capsized on a lake in southern Pakistan on Monday, leaving 10 passengers dead and another three missing, police said.

Usman Tanveer, a local official, said the boat on Keenjhar Lake was overcrowded. He said rescuers are still searching the water.

Such accidents are common in Pakistan, where rickety wooden boats are often used to transport goods and people on rivers and lakes. Most operate without life jackets.

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