Twelve fishermen drown as boat capsizes near Keti Bandar

By: Sawan Khaskheli     

KETI BANDAR Aug 09: Twelve fisherman of fisheries community drowned on Tuesday after fishing boat capsized in Arabian Sea at Keti Bandar near Thatta.

According to sources, a small fisher boat with twelve local fishermen onboard has capsized several hundred meters off-shore of Arabian Sea near Khobar creek at Keti Bandar.

As the result of fishing boat capsized, the fishermen, nine from Katiar & three were from Karma community of Keti Bandar were drowned and missing who were proceeding to the fishing in Arabian Sea, the sources said.

Other hand while talking with media, Gulab Shah, President, Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum, Thatta chapter told the media that their rescue staff were activated and sent to find out the drowned missing fishermen.

He also denied the media reports of received dead bodies and affirmed as rumors and speculations. Other hand, the initial indications of the drowning the fishing boat not identified.