Woman, son drown to death in boat basin


The police and rescue teams on Monday recovered bodies of a woman and his son who jumped into the sea at Karachi’s Mai Kolachi ‘to avoid getting hit by a train’.

According to rescue sources, the woman and son – residents of Shireen Jinnah Colony – were walking on the railway track near Mai Kolachi when they heard sound of a cargo train.To avoid getting hit by train, the mother-son duo jumped into sea but couldn’t survive. Upon receiving information, rescue teams arrived at the spot and fished out the bodies of the victims.

Earlier in February, at least six persons drowned when a boat capsized in Kalankar Lake near Dhoro Naro, Umerkot district. The boat was carrying ten people to the shrine of Sehar Faquir Shrine to pay homage when it capsized due to which six persons were drowned.

Police and rescue teams reached the spot and retrieved three dead bodies of children from the lake. Sources said that the rescue operation in the area has been stopped due to darkness and will be started again in the morning to search for three missing persons.