KARACHI: 19 dead bodies have been recovered by the rescue teams on the sea view beach while search for 4 more in progress.
According to details, officials have confirmed that,” at least 19 bathers drowned and four are missing in the rough seas off Karachi.” Another 18 bodies were recovered off the Clifton Beach area, still 1 was recovered off Hawks Bay.
Shoaib Siddiqui, city administrator stated, “Nineteen bodies have been pulled out of the sea while the search for four more people continues.” These disregarded a ban on swimming in rough waters during the monsoon season and drowned due to a combination of high winds and strong currents. Despite these warnings thousands had taken to the beaches to celebrate Eid holidays. Sadiqui said rescuers from the Pakistan navy and Baluch’s Edhi Foundation are still combing the waters for missing people.
Senior police officer Ibadat Nisar said, “The government imposed a ban on swimming in the sea before the start of the monsoon season in June and police were deployed to implement the ban, but people became violent.”
A search operation had been launched with the help of Navy divers and a helicopter, in addition to the civil authorities the authorities confirmed. The Navy helicopter pulled 4 bodies out of the sea; additionally teams from Edhi and Chhipa are still present at the scene.
As the rescue operation proceeds, the relatives of some of those still missing had gathered at Clifton beach, however, the police dismissed the crowd from the beach in an attempt to clear he beach.