Funeral prayer of 11 children offered

Sahibzada Afridi
KOHAT: A collective Nimaz e Janaza (funeral) of eleven children was offered in Kohat on Monday wherein thousands of people including army, police and district administration officers were present.
The funeral prayer was attended by Station Commander, Moeen ud Din, DIG Police, Ali Khattak, DPO Kohat Abdur Rauf Qaisarai, Commissioner Kohat, government officers and thousands of people from all walks of life. Participants of the funeral offered a collective Fateha and prayed for a high place in heaven for the departed souls of the children.
Meanwhile, an operation was underway at Tanda Dam to recover bodies of the remaining children, rescue workers said and added that all the ill-fated children belonged to the same village.
At least 11 children had died the other day when a boat they were onboard capsized in Tanda Dam Kohat. The FIR of the incident has been registered against the officers of Irrigation Department and boat operator at Riaz Shaheed police station, Kohat.
Meanwhile, the FIR of boat tragedy at Kohat’s Tanda Dam has been registered in which the boat owner and three officials of the irrigation department have been nominated, police said on Monday. According to the FIR, the accident occurred due to overloading of the boat following which 10 children died on Sunday.