8 killed, 5 missing in boat accident in Afghanistan

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8 killed, 5 missing in boat accident in Afghanistan

At least eight people were killed and five others missing after a boat carrying 26 people capsized in a river in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, a local official confirmed to Xinhua on Saturday.

The accident occurred on Saturday morning when the boat sank during a river crossing in Basol area of Momand Dara district, said Quraishi Badloon, head of the provincial information department.

Thirteen people were rescued, while five others remained missing. The passengers were mostly women and children.

According to Badloon, eight bodies have been recovered so far, and efforts were ongoing to retrieve the missing people.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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