Four more picnickers drown in Gadani beach

22 Jun, 2018 7:11 pm

QUETTA (92 News) – Four more picnickers drowned in Gadani beach on Friday.

According to rescue officials, seven of a family drowned, while bodies of four women have been recovered. A girl was rescued by local people.

The family hailed from Karachi’s Lyari area and had gone to Gadani on a picnic. The operation is underway to recover two missing children.

At least, 40 people have so far drowned in sea this year.

Last week, two young men drowned at Karachi’s Sandspit beach. According to police, the drowned youths — who were residents of North Nazimabad — were identified as Osama, 22, and Faraz, 19. The two, along with five other friends, had gone to the beach to enjoy the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

On May 23 last year, at least six people drowned while bathing off different beaches in Karachi, rescue personnel had confirmed.

In the first incident, four school friends—residents of Orangi Town—drowned while bathing off Sandspit beach. Rescue members recovered all the bodies.

Three others drowned off Sea View, of which one was rescued, while bodies of other two were recovered.

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