MULTAN: At least thirteen people including women and children drowned in floodwater as a boat capsized near the Sher Shah Bridge on the Chenab River on Sunday.
According to Rescue 1122, about 25 to 30 people of a marriage party including groom Zahid and bride Mishal Rabia were going to attend their Valima ceremony in a hotel near Muzaffarabad from Basti Chakar Wali when the boat capsized.
According to Nishtar Hospital sources, 13 bodies have been received till the filing of the story. They included Shahida, Khadim Hussain, Shahid, Shaan (brother of the groom), Piyara Ali, Sobia Bibi, Akbar and six unidentified people.
The bride, Mishal Rabia, was rescued from the water and shifted to the Nishtar hospital where she said her relatives including Khushi Bibi, Hassan, Alisha, Saima, Nasir, Rabia, Sana, Ghulam Abbas and Robi were also rescued.
Most drowned people belonged to Sukhar and Shikarpur, family sources said.