At least 25 drown as boat carrying flood victims capsizes in major river
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At least 25 people, including eight kids have drowned after a boat carrying flood victims capsized.
The boat capsized on the Indus River as residents were aboard in a bid to move to safety, from Khairpur, Pakistan.
Among the drowned it has been reported there were also 12 women.
Residents are currently searching for more victims, according to local sources.
The Sindh province has been hit by extreme flooding with over 500,000 villages swept away – thousands were left stranded.
Local newspapers reported residents have been forced to relocate after their villages were inundated with floods, reports Samaa.tv.
In Khairpur it has been reported over 1,000 were stuck due to the water.
“A high alert has been issued, camps have been formed and patrolling in these areas has been increased,” engineer Aftab Khoso said, according to the local outlet.
"Flood control centres have also been established," he added.
The Sindh Rain Situation updated reported: "Kacha Area from Sukkur to Khairpur is under the water due to increase in flow of River Indus."
It has also been reported almost 90% of crops have been destroyed in the devastating floods across eight districts.
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