Sorrow on Eid: Tragedy strikes as 12 drown, three electrocuted

Three children of a family electrocuted to death in Gujranwala


July 30, 2014

As many as 12 people drowned while venturing into the sea at Clifton beach in Karachi on Wednesday, Express News reported.

According to rescue sources, bodies of eight people have been recovered who had drowned in the sea near Clifton beach.

Witnesses have said that at least 10 more people are missing.

Edhi officials have said that twelve bodies have been pulled out of the water so far.

One of the deceased is identified as Akhtar.

Chief minister Qaim Ali Shah has asked law enforcers to restrict people from venturing into the sea.

Rescue efforts are currently under way.

Three children electrocuted

Three children of a same family electrocuted to death in Gujranwala on Wednesday.

According to details, the three siblings had come to their relative’s place in Khayali Chowk area of Gujrnawala, to celebrate Eid.

The children were playing outside when an electric poll fell on them killing all three on the spot.

All three children are of age 6 to 12.

COMMENTS (13)

Daddy | 7 years ago | Reply

In continuation to my last comment.... One of the roles of Armed Forces during peace time is 'to provide aid to civil power'. Therefore, Navy cannot depute its divers on its own to act as lifeguards at beaches. It can only be done when requested by civil administration. The onus of this tragedy lies only with civil administration and people who defied common sense and jumped into the sea.

Daddy | 7 years ago | Reply

@Ansari: Constructive criticism? I read ur comment again and found no such thing there. As far as taxes are concerned, people in the Armed Forces also pay taxes. So, you ain't doing anybody a favour. Besides, your taxes don't go into the military's pay accounts only. The taxes are supposed to be utilized for a lot more things. And please, do some research on core tasks of Navy and Coast Guards. There are no such professionals as 'life guard divers'. There are either lifeguards or divers. And Navy has divers; no lifeguards because that's not their domain. Pls stop blaming Navy in this tragic incident. They are doing their best in the search & rescue operation.

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