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Karachi beach incident: 7 more bodies found, toll rises to 19

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KARACHI: After the rescue workers recovered seven more bodies from the Karachi beach on Thursday morning, the toll of drowned persons has risen to nineteen since Wednesday night, Geo News reported.

HunzaNews, July 31,2014

Despite a ban on swimming in the sea, more than a dozen persons drowned off Clifton beach here in the provincial capital on the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr. Three of the victims were the members of the same family whose bodies have been sent to their ancestral area.

 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 nineteen people by drowning so far while the search for the rest is still continuing.

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

 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.


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