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10 people celebrating Eid festival drown in boat accident in Indus River in Pakistan

The rescue teams from Nowshera, Swabi and Mardan are participating in the search operation to recover others who have gone missing in the incident.

PESHAWAR: As many as 10 people celebrating Eid drowned when their boat capsized in the Indus River in northwest Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday, authorities said.

The tragedy took place in the Kund Park region of Nowshera district where people, who gathered in large numbers to celebrate Eid festivities, drowned in the river at the confluence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, 1122 Rescue officials said.

The officials said they rescued three people.

The rescue teams from Nowshera, Swabi and Mardan are participating in the search operation to recover others who have gone missing in the incident.

Governor Ghulam Ali and Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur expressed profound grief and sorrow over the tragic incident.

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