Karachi

Swimming ban slapped on two famous picnic spots

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KARACHI: The local authorities have banned swimming at two top beaches – Gadani beach and Kund Malir – after drowning incidents.

Majority of people from Karachi, Hyderabad and other cities throng these beaches on weekends.

In recent days, five people drowned to death at Gadani beach that prompted the local authorities to ban swimming.

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Road leading to Kund Malir beach.

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Kund Malir

People can travel to seaside but won’t be allowed to swim.

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Kund Malir beach

In one of the worst beach tragedies, at least 23 people died in drowning incidents in Karachi. Their remains were recovered from various beaches in the metropolis.

Gadani beach

Gadani beach

More than 150,000 people had turned up at Karachi’s beaches on the event of Eid in 2014 whereas there were only a handful of rescue personnel covering the coastline of the city which stretches to around 130 kilometres.

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