Five dead in drowning incidents at Karachi beaches

Published May 23, 2017
People gather to search for four persons who drowned at 
Hawksbay Beach. —PPI
People gather to search for four persons who drowned at Hawksbay Beach. —PPI
Bodies being shifted to hospital from Hawksbay Beach. —PPI
Bodies being shifted to hospital from Hawksbay Beach. —PPI

Five people have drowned in two different incidents at Karachi's coastal locations, among which were four teenagers on a school picnic.

Four schoolboys aged between the 16 and 17 years drowned Tuesday off the Sandspit beach near Hawksbay in Karachi, police said.

The boys were on a class picnic and drowned when they ventured too far into the sea and found themselves unable to return to safety, Mauripur Station House Officer Muhammad Iqbal told Dawn.

According to police, three of the bodies had been recovered while efforts were underway to bring the last one back to shore.

The boys belonged to a private school located in Orangi town. The school's principal was with the picnickers when the incident occurred.

Seaview drowning

A man has drowned near Karachi's Seaview location after he and another person were swept away by strong waves.

The two people were swimming near Seaview and Do Darya when they were overpowered by the waves, prompting rescue workers to show up at the scene.

Rescuers managed to recover one of the swimmers in a state of unconsciousness, while the other's dead body was retrieved from the sea.

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