Karachi (Staff Report): All the “ill-fated picnickers” who drowned at a beach near the port city of Karachi after being swept away by strong waves in the Arabian sea were buried in Shah Muhammad graveyard on Sunday.

The bodies of the deceased were handed over to their families by the Edhi morgue officials.

At least 12 people, including women and children, drowned at Karachi's Hawkesbay beach on late Saturday.

The deceased belong to the same family and were residents of Shadman Town in North Nazimabad.

The deceased have been identified as Muhammad Sami, Faiza, Ali, Misbah, Atif, Saud, Ameer, Hamza, Waqar and Wahaj.

The family had come to the beach for a picnic and was staying at Hut 99, which belongs to a private company.