Death toll in Pakistan boat tragedy touches 26

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Islamabad, July 20: With the recovery of three more bodies from the Indus river, death toll in the boat tragedy near Machhka area of Sadiqabad city in Pakistan's Punjab province has mounted to 26.

As many as 23 bodies were retrieved from Indus river after an overloaded boat carrying 75 people of a wedding party capsized on Monday, Geo News reported.

The incident occurred when the ill-fated boat was carrying back wedding guests to Hussain Bakhash Solangi village in Machka.

Search is on for 23 more missing persons.

IANS

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