6 more bodies recovered from Khi beach, death toll reaches to 32

KARACHI: Rescue workers recovered six more bodies from the Karachi beach on Friday, raising death toll of the drowned persons to 32 since Wednesday night, Aaj News reported.

Despite a ban on swimming in the sea, more than a dozen persons drowned at Clifton beach in the provincial capital. The rescue operation was continued since Friday morning. Navy helicopters are also being used in the rescue operation.

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.

While talking to the media, Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, said it is hard to stop people from bathing in the sea despite ban on it because the coastal area is very wide, therefore, keeping eye on the entire beach is difficult.

Taking notice of the incident, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and City Administration have closed the routes leading to the sea view.