ISLAMABAD, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and five others went missing after a boat carrying devotees capsized in southern Pakistan on Friday night, local media reported Saturday.
Geo News said that the boat carrying 30 people capsized in the country's largest Indus River on Friday night on its way to Pir Muhban Shah shrine located in Dokri area of Larkana in south Sindh province.
Larkana's Deputy Commissioner Kashif Ali Tipu said that 20 people were rescued Friday night while 10 others went missing.
Search was suspended as rescue work could not be carried out in darkness of the night.
The rescue operation by divers from the Navy resumed on Saturday morning, during which five bodies were recovered while five others were still missing.
The accident happened due to over-loading as there were 30 people and seven motorbikes on the boat.
People living at the banks of Indus River use boats as their common transportation due to absence of proper road network and other traffic facilities.