Six people, including four children and two women, tragically lost their lives on Thursday after a boat capsized on the Jhelum River on the outskirts of Pind Dadan Khan, according to local rescue sources.

Initial reports indicateD that the victims, all belonging to the same family, were among more than 30 passengers on the overloaded boat. The boat was reportedly laden with a carry-van, motorcycles, and various other goods at the time of the incident.

Rescue personnel and law enforcement swiftly responded to the scene, launching a search operation to locate any survivors. The exact cause of the capsizing still remains under investigation.

The recurrence of such incidents underscored the pressing need for enhanced safety measures and stricter enforcement of regulations concerning water transportation, particularly in densely populated areas prone to maritime accidents.