SUKKUR: In an unfortunate incident, five members of a religious group drowned to death while the search of two others is underway as the rickshaw carrying ten of them plunged into the KDA canal in Thatta on Monday.
The speedy and overloaded rickshaw, carrying the members of ‘Tableghi Jamat’ fell into the canal while taking a sharp turn near Darghah Muhammad Essa. Local residents and divers rushed to the site and participated in the rescue efforts. They managed to rescue three of them. However, the bodies of five men were fished out while the search for remaining two was underway.
The citizens and relatives of the deceased protested against the callous attitude of the district administration Thatta as the DC and SSP Thatta reached the site after five hours of the incident.