Shahida Raza was amongst no less than 67 individuals killed on weekend shipwreck off the coast of Italy, says a legislator from Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
Former Pakistan ladies’s hockey participant Shahida Raza was amongst no less than 67 individuals killed on the weekend in a refugee shipwreck off the coast of Italy, officers in her residence province have mentioned.
The vessel, which authorities imagine was carrying as much as 200 migrants, sank in tough seas earlier than daybreak on Sunday close to Steccato di Cutro, a seaside resort in southern Italy. Sixteen youngsters have been among the many useless.
These on board have been largely from Afghanistan but additionally from Pakistan, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, Iran and Somalia, Italian authorities mentioned.
“Pakistani authorities have knowledgeable Raza’s household that the Pakistani nationwide staff hockey participant perished within the boating accident off the coast of Italy,” Qadir Ali Nayel, a legislator from Balochistan province, advised the Reuters information company late on Wednesday.
Raza was 27 and from the southwestern province. She additionally performed soccer in home competitions.
The chief minister of Balochistan expressed grief over Raza’s demise saying in a press release she had introduced honour to the province and the nation.
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