Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

[1/3] People gather as rescue workers search for the victims, after a boat carrying religious school students capsized in Tanda lake in Kohat, Pakistan January 29, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer
PESHAWAR, Jan 29 (Reuters) – At least 10 children were killed on Sunday when a boat carrying religious school students capsized in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
Around eight students were still missing while seven injured had been taken to hospital, according to local officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where the accident took place.
Kohat's 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.
The pupils who had died were aged between seven and 12 years old, according to a list shared with Reuters by the commissioner.
He said Pakistani military divers were helping with the rescue and recovery efforts. Video footage by local broadcasters and on social media showed rescuers in the water.
The accident came the same day as a bus accident in southern Pakistan that killed more than 40 people.
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
The Pacific island state of Micronesia, one of the fiercest critics of a Japanese decision to release water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, said on Thursday it was no longer as worried about the plan as it had been.
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest multimedia news provider, reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Reuters provides business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.
Build the strongest argument relying on authoritative content, attorney-editor expertise, and industry defining technology.
The most comprehensive solution to manage all your complex and ever-expanding tax and compliance needs.
The industry leader for online information for tax, accounting and finance professionals.
Access unmatched financial data, news and content in a highly-customised workflow experience on desktop, web and mobile.
Browse an unrivalled portfolio of real-time and historical market data and insights from worldwide sources and experts.
Screen for heightened risk individual and entities globally to help uncover hidden risks in business relationships and human networks.
All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays.
© 2023 Reuters. All rights reserved


By admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *