HomeAsian AmericansPakistani American drowns at Karachi beach; two sons survive
Don't Be Fooled by Gift Card Scams

Pakistani American drowns at Karachi beach; two sons survive

Shahbaz Younus came to stay in a beachside apartment in Karachi, Pakistan, looking to relax with his family, but it turned to tragedy when a surprise wave swept him and his two sons out to sea.

The Pakistani American father drowned on Tuesday at Sea View Beach, one of the most popular beaches for recreation in the South Asian country, with thousands of visitors each year.

According to The Express Tribune, one of Pakistani’s most prominent English-language papers, senior police superintendant Imran Qureshi said that a resident in one of the apartment buildings facing the beach spotted the trio being hit by the wave, promptly alerting the apartment security guard.

The guard rushed into the water, courageously risking his own life, and managed to haul the father and his sons out of the water, reports said. The three victims were rushed to hospitals, but Shahbaz Younus wasn’t able to be saved.

As of Wednesday, Harami Web News reported that Younus’s two sons were still undergoing medical treatment from the drowning.

Pakistani media has praised the heroism of the security guard and pointed out the tragedy underlines the need for beach safety.

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest

Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features

Latest