Ten children die as boat capsized near Kohat

KOHAT: Ten children students drowned after a boat carrying 25 madrasa students capsized in Tanda Dam of Kohat district, according to a report on Sunday.

The children, mostly aged between 8 to 10 years, belonged to a religious seminary and had come to the Kohat Dam for recreation. The rescue teams rescued 17 kids and shifted them to a hospital, while the search for the other missing students was underway.

Of the 17 kids, 10 died in hospital while the condition of seven children is said to be critical, according to hospital administration. A special diving team has also been dispatched from Peshawar for the rescue operation.