Twelve people drown off Karachi beach

KARACHI: Despite a ban on swimming in the sea, twelve people drowned off Clifton beach here in the provincial capital on Wednesday- the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to sources at rescue services, the bodies of the deceased were shifted to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre for completion of medico-legal formalities.

One of the drowned persons had been identified as 12-year old Manzar. The identities of the rest of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.

According to Geo News correspondent, citizens kept bathing and swimming in the sea throughout the day in violation of the ban imposed by the provincial administration on such activities in the monsoon season. This ultimately resulted in the death of twelve people by drowning.

The tragic incident cast clouds of gloom on many families as festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr entered the second day.

As a normal routine, people of all ages from the city and those coming from other parts of the country flock to seaside in large numbers to celebrate Eid with friends and family.