As many as twelve people were drowned in Karachi's Hawksbay beach late Saturday afternoon.

According to the rescue sources, all 12 bodies were recovered.

On August 26, the son of Saudi vice-council general, along with two other Saudi nationals, drowned near Neelam point at Hawkesbay Beach.

Beach-goers are advised against bathing in the sea during the monsoon season due to rough waters by the authorities.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, expressing deep sorrow over the death of people, who were washed away at Hawksbay Beach, summoned the report from home minister in this regard.

“Any lifeguards were appointed at beaches to guide picnickers as section 144 was imposed on beaches,” Murad asked the questions from home minister and directed him to submit immediate report.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister Anwar Siyal summoned the initial report from Additional Inspector General Police (AIGP) and ordered the police to take concrete steps to halt such kind of incidents in future.

Karachi witnesses a significant number of drowning incidents in the summer season, when picnickers swarm at the beaches to beat the soaring temperatures in the city.