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Bodies recovered after Karachi bathing deaths

Published on Aug 1, 2014 4:58 PM
A Pakistan Navy Sea King helicopter arrives for a search and recovery mission over Clifton beach in Karachi on July 31, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI (AFP) - Rescuers have recovered 10 more bodies in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi as the search for a group of bathers who drowned earlier this week resumed Friday, officials said.

The authorities said the total number of corpses taken from the sea has now reached 31. Dozens of people were killed off the Arabian Sea shore on Wednesday after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.

The bathers were among thousands who had taken to the beaches to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, which began on Tuesday and continues until Friday.

"We have pulled out more dead bodies from the sea and the total number of the people who died after drowning in the sea has now reached 31," Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Karachi's top administrator told AFP.

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