Dozens missing after 2 boats capsize in Arabian Sea off southern Pakistan

Dozens of fishermen went missing after two boats capsized in the Arabian Sea near the country’s southern Sindh province on Saturday, police officials and local reports said.

The boats carrying over 35 fishermen capsized in the Arabian Sea off Thatta’s coastal area in the province, police in the area told local media, adding that five people have been rescued.

The survivors have been rushed to a nearby medical center, while rescue efforts are underway to save the remaining fishermen, said the police.

Local authorities said that strong winds coupled with overload are the reasons behind the accident.

Special teams of the Pakistan Navy have launched a full-fledged operation to trace the missing fishermen. Local volunteers are also assisting the authorities in the rescue and relief operation.