KARACHI: Two men drowned in the sea on Sunday when a car apparently went out of the control of a youth learning driving and fell into seawater, Darakhshan police and hospital officials said.

They added that at around 2.15pm, an Alto [ARA-904] fell into the sea/creek in the Defence Housing Authority, Phase-VIII, near the Creek Club.

Two persons — Daniyal Aziz, 20, and Mohammad Iftikhar, 55 — were in the car.

A Darakhshan police official said that Daniyal was reportedly learning driving in the open ground adjacent to the creek when the car went out of his control and fell into the water.

The police and rescue teams reached there and tried to save them but both the persons were stuck inside the car and could not escape. The both died while being taken to hospital, said a senior police officer.

Dr Seemin Jamali, executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, confirmed that the both men were brought dead to the hospital.

After fulfilling legal formalities, the bodies were handed over to their respective families.

The drowning victims were residents of Punjab Colony.

Published in Dawn, January 20th, 2020