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At least 6 children dead as boat capsizes in KP’s Tanda Dam lake: rescue official

At least six children died when their boat capsized in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tanda Dam lake on Sunday, according to rescue officials.

Rescue 1122 spokesperson Bilal Faizi told that six bodies have been recovered so far, while 17 children were rescued. “Four children are in critical condition. They have been moved to the District Headquarters Hospital Kohat.”

He said that the children were all aged between 12 and 20 years. “They were all madrassah students out on a day trip to the dam.”

Faizi added that seven ambulances, four boats, two recovery vehicles and more than 40 personnel of Rescue 1122 were participating in the search operation, which is under way.

Meanwhile, a police official told AFP that 10 children were killed in the incident.

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