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Kohat boat tragedy claimed 51 lives

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KOHAT: A boat carrying 57 young students capsized in Tanda Dam here on Sunday (29th of Jan 2023), claiming lives of 51 Mir Bash Khel madrassa pupils who converged there for a pleasure trip alongwith the seminary’s caretaker.

Rescue teams managed to save 5 students. UNESCO stated: “We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured children”.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.