Atleast 11 drown at Karachi Hawksbay

(Web desk)-


At least 11 people drowned at Karachi’s Hawksbay beach on Saturday evening after they were swept away by strong waves.

Picnicking at the popular beach turned into tragedy for the unfortunate families as they tried to bathe in the open sea despite being advised against it by the authorities.

A ban on swimming at beaches has been imposed by the provincial government during the monsoon season due to rough waters.

Edhi Foundation spokesperson Saad Edhi told Dawn.com that so far 11 bodies have been recovered and sent to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Mauripur police’s post-in charge for Hawksbay beach Fida Shah said that the deceased included one woman.

Shah said, apparently 12 members of the same family belonging to Nazimabad had arrived to enjoy at the beach when strong waves took them away.

Police officials have repeatedly complained that a large number of people head to the beaches on public holidays, making it impossible for them to cope with the situation with their limited resources.


Picnicking at the popular beach turned into tragedy for the unfortunate families as they tried to bathe in the open sea despite being advised against it by the authorities.

A ban on swimming at beaches has been imposed by the provincial government during the monsoon season due to rough waters.

Edhi Foundation spokesperson Saad Edhi told Dawn.com that so far 11 bodies have been recovered and sent to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Mauripur police’s post-in charge for Hawksbay beach Fida Shah said that the deceased included one woman.

Shah said, apparently 12 members of the same family belonging to Nazimabad had arrived to enjoy at the beach when strong waves took them away.

Police officials have repeatedly complained that a large number of people head to the beaches on public holidays, making it impossible for them to cope with the situation with their limited resources.

(Published in Dawn)

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