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Women among six drown at Gadani beach

KARACHI: At least six people, women among them, drowned while merrymaking at Gadani beach during a picnic on Friday, ARY News reported.  According to rescue and police sources, the bodies of four women who died of drowning while picnicking at the beach have been retrieved while search to find the rest is underway. The people who drowned at the famous beach belonged to the same family hailing from Lyari’s Kachhi Para neighbourhood. The family had arrived at Gadani beach for a picnic. The identities of the deceased…

Karachi: Three injured in port oil depot blaze

KARACHI: At least three people sustained burn injuries as fire broke out at an oil depot after an explosion in port area of Kemari on Wednesday morning in Karachi, ARY News reported. According to details, the fire broke out in an oil depot at Terminal 1 of Karachi Port. Two employees of the seaport sustained burn injuries in the blaze. Fire tenders and rescue teams reached to the scene, after receiving information of the incident. The firemen managed to extinguish the blaze before it could intensify and spread to other…

Khursheed demands govt to pay compensation to Gadani incident victims

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has demanded the federal government to give compensation to the victims of Gadani ship fire tragedy, ARY News reported. At least 20 people were killed and over 22 others were wounded in the blaze after blasts ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in Gadani. Khursheed Shah, in his letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has stated that at least 26 labourers lost their lives in the incident whereas several others were injured and many others went…

Death toll rises to 17 in blasts at Gadani ship-breaking yard

KARACHI: At least 17 workers were killed and more than 60 injured on Tuesday after at least two blasts ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard, trapping others inside the vessel, local officials said. Another explosion was heard on Wednesday as the firefighters struggled to put out the fire completely even today. Many workers are still trapped inside the vessel. The leader of a ship-breaking workers union said the fire had engulfed the vessel moored in Gadani, 45km (28 miles) north-west of the port…