Seven die in Pakistan boat mishap

August 14th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Seven people were killed when a Pakistani cargo boat was destroyed after catching fire, Daily Times reported Sunday.

The accident occurred near Oman’s Salalah port late Friday, a private news channel cited a crewmember as saying.

The launch was heading towards Somalia from Sharjah when it caught fire near the Salalah port.

Nine people, who were also on board, survived.

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