KARACHI: Death toll of the sea tragedy reaches 38 as rescue teams recovered the bodies of 12 more picnickers who had drowned in Sea View beach.
However, the rescue operation for at least 3 more missing people is underway today. On the other hand, police have arrested over 40 people from beaches for violating Section 144. The city administration had earlier imposed Section 144 so as to bar the people from from flocking to the beaches. Pakistan Navy spokesperson confirmed, “Pakistan Navy has recovered 32 bodies during the three-day search and rescue operation. The operation is still under way and the navy is continuously extending full support to the civil administration in order to recover the drowned individuals.”
Numerous people are still at the Sea View who are looking for their missing relatives, but, civil authorities have officially announced three more persons missing.
Commissioner of Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui stated, “The families of three more people have just contacted us. We are trying our level best to search and recover these three bodies and of course, we will request the navy to continue the search and rescue operation on Saturday if these three missing people are not people are not recovered. Appreciating the role of the Pakistan Navy, he said, “We salute them for conducting a successful operation.” An inquiry committee has been formed by the Sindh IGP Ghulam Haider Jamali nonetheless; the committee has not prepared its report so far.