BAJAUR: With the recovery of the bodies of two more victims of the boat capsize incident the five-day-long search operation for the missing persons concluded here on Sunday, the district administration and Rescue 1122 officials said.

According to separate statements issued by deputy commissioner’s office and Rescue 1122 in Khar, bodies of Attaullah, 23, and Owais Khan, 12, were last to be recovered. The bodies have been handed over to families after completing essential formalities in the District Headquarters Hospital, Khar.

The statements said after the recovery of both the victims, the authorities formally concluded the search operation launched after two boats capsized in the Raghaghan dam on Wednesday.

More than 70 workers of Rescue 1122, Pakistan Navy, Army and police participated in the search operation.

One victim was recovered on Saturday. A total of seven persons were killed and eight injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, deputy commissioner Iftikhar Alam Khan has imposed Section 144 banning boating, fishing and swimming in the Raghaghan dam, according to a statement.

It said that the order would remain enforced till September 25. According to the statement, any person violating the order would be punished under section 188 of PPC.

Published in Dawn, July 26th, 2021

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