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8 killed as riverboat sinks in Helmand’s Kajaki

8 killed as riverboat sinks in Helmand’s Kajaki

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Sep 02, 2020 - 15:31

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least eight people, including womeninfo-icon and children, were killed when a riverboat sank in Kajaki district of southern Helmand province on Wednesday, an official said.

Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in Azan area of the district this morning. He said two women, three children and as many men were killed in the boat drowning.

A resident of the area, who wished not be named, told Pajhwok that six individuals had been killed in the incident.

He said, “The boat carried eight people, a vehicle and three motorbikes and wanted to cross the river when it sank.” He said the dead included women and children and another two people were wounded in the incident.

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