GADANI: A family of 17 people were caught in the waves at the Gadani beach, Balochistan while enjoying recreational time on Friday.
Rescue officials report that they were able to save 11 people, while the bodies of four women were recovered. However, the search continues as two children remain missing. The rescued people are being treated at a rural health centre near the beach.
The family who held residence in Karachi’s Lyari area had gone to Gadani on a picnic.
Earlier last week, 22-year-old Osama and 19-year-old Faraz lost their lives by drowning at Karachi’s Sandspit beach.
The two hailed from North Nazimabad and had gone to the beach to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with five other friends.
Summer season spells an increase in drowning-related deaths in the metropolis. In 2017, four bodies of a group of school friends were recovered soon after they had gone to take a dip at Sandspit beach.