Karachi: According to The News, at least four picnickers drowned on Sunday as hundreds of Kararchiites flocked to tourist hotspots to escape the heat.
Following a drop in new virus infections, the government relaxed COVID-19 restrictions earlier this month, attracting large numbers to beaches and other recreational areas.
According to the report, a young guy drowned while swimming in the water near Rehman Goth in Hawke’s Bay, inside the Mauripur police station’s jurisdiction.
Divers recovered his corpse and brought it to Civil Hospital in Karachi, where his family removed it without waiting for medico-legal procedures to be completed.
The deceased had come to the beach with his family for a picnic, according to police.
Similarly, Hamza, a 22-year-old, perished while swimming in the Hub Dam, which is within the jurisdiction of the Manghopir police station.
The dead were a Lyari resident who had gone to the dam for a picnic with his friends, according to police.
Meanwhile, two more people drowned in the water near Gadani. After an hour of work, Edhi divers were able to recover their corpses.
The corpses were subsequently sent to the Civil Hospital in Hub, where they were identified as Naeem Hussain, 60, and Imran Hussain, 37. The dead were inhabitants of Baldia Town who had gone to Gadani for a picnic, according to police.