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Tuesday May 23 2017
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Six youngsters drown off Karachi beaches

A group of youngsters bathing in the sea.

KARACHI: At least six people drowned while bathing off different beaches in Karachi on Tuesday, rescue members confirmed.

In the first incident, four school friends drowned while bathing off Sandspit beach. Rescue members recovered all the bodies.

The deceased were residents of Orangi Town.

Three others drowned off Sea View, out of which one was rescued, while bodies of other two were recovered.

Drowning incidents are common in the summer season, when picnickers flock to the beaches to beat the soaring temperatures in the city.

The number of bathers drowned in the last four days has jumped to 12, raising questions on administration's performance.

Citizens questioned the absence of lifeguards to prevent bathers from going into deep waters at the beaches.