ISLAMABAD, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed, scores went missing and over 100 were rescued when a boat carrying more than 150 people capsized in Pakistan's east Nankana Sahib district on Friday, local media and officials said.
Saira Umer, the deputy commissioner of the district said the boat, carrying almost double passengers than its capacity, capsized in river Ravi of the country's east Punjab province.
A survivor said the boat which was travelling from Syedwala to Jindraka village, overturned after hitting into a piece of broken bridge floating inside the river.
He said the overloaded boat was also carrying dozens of motorbikes, cattle and other cargo.
There was a large number of women and children on the boat whose search is underway by the rescue teams.
The rescue workers said they are facing hindrance in the search operation due to darkness of the night.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif expressed sorrow over the incident and directed the district management to speed up the rescue operation.