At least five children drowned in a tank of an under construction building in Surjani Town’s Sector 7D area in Karachi.
As per details, Rescue Officials said the incident occurred when the Five Children were playing on the site and jumped into the water tank for the sake of taking a bath. All the children aged between nine to 14 years.
The rescue officials have retrieved the bodies and shifted them to local hospital for completing legal formalities.
Earlier a boy drowned in an open underground water tank in a public park in North Nazimabad in 2019.
Police said five-year-old Rehan came to a park in Block J of North Nazimabad after sunset and was playing with his cousins when he went missing after one hour. The boy’s family initially tried to find the youngster on their own.
“However, after failing to find the boy they finally contacted the police,” said Inspector Khalid Nadim Baig, the SHO of the Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan police station. “Our team rushed to the park and started a search while we also deputed another team in the neighbouring residential block. During the search, one of our constables found the underground water tank of the park uncovered and called for other colleagues and the boy’s family.”
He said the body was finally found in the water tank. There was so much darkness at the site that the family and even the police could not spot it immediately, he said.