Indonesia boat tragedy: PDMA Balochistan sets up special cell

Hazara community has claimed that at least 70 people who belonged to Quetta were on board the boat when it capsized.


Express December 23, 2011

QUETTA: Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan has set up a special cell to coordinate with families of the missing and those who survived after a boat capsized 90 km off the coast of Java (Indonesia) on December 19.

More than 200 passengers were reported to be missing after the boat capsized.

According to a statement by PDMA Balochistan, the desk at the authority’s office has been set up to help families identify the victims, most of whom belonged to Parachinar and Quetta.

The Hazara community has claimed that at least 70 people who belonged to Quetta were on board the boat when it capsized.

“Around 30 people have been rescued, while 40 are missing,” relatives said on the condition of anonymity.

PDMA has requested the families to provide the relevant details of the victims, including photos and copies of CNICs.

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