An 11-Year-Old Student Dies During Swimming Lessons Due to Alleged Negligence

In a horrific incident, a 6th-grade student Usman died during a swimming class in a private school in Karachi on Tuesday. The incident took place even though only 15 students were taking the swimming class.

Two instructors, Mumtaz Akbar and Saifullah, have been booked for the incident under Qatl-e-Khata while a case is reportedly registered against the school administration for their negligence. The drowned student was immediately taken to a nearby hospital in Clifton where he breathed his last.

Usman’s father, Zeeshan Durrani and other family members arrived at the hospital after being informed about the tragedy.

The incident occurred at around 2 pm, however, we were informed by a school administration at 4 O’clock stating that Usman’s has been admitted to hospital due to some illness.

The relevant Superintendent Police has been directed to submit a detailed report to DIG South Zone, Sharjeel Kharal whereas Director Schools, Mansoob Siddiqui has initiated an inquiry into the incident. He has furthered warned about canceling the school’s registration.

According to the detained instructors, the deceased was a school champion and they were themselves worried about how Usman died after diving into the water.


Via The News

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  • That’s instructors negligence and they are mulling to cancel the registration of Habib Public School, idiot.

  • My son studies in class I of this school. My nephew is already studying there in class III while one of my cousin graduated from there 3 years ago. The school provides good quality extra-circular activities within campus and they are maintained by a well trained staff.
    But this incident is very tragic indeed and it puts a big question mark on the management’s performance.
    As a father of a fellow schoolmate, I’m sad and angry at the same time. Some big questions needs proper explanations by school’s management to ensure students safety inside campus.

  • The student may have suffered from Shallow Water Blackout/hypoxia which is a regular phenomenon with swimmers. But the article doesn’t describe the complete context for example for how much time they had been swimming..

    • jazbati, aqal se fariq awaam hey hamaree…. and you’re the perfect example.

      so God forbid my driver driving my car kills someone by accident…. who’s going to jail?
      me or him?

      farig loog!

  • I am an Old Habibian and all my sympathies go to the parents of this young lad. It’s really tragic and shocking.
    Habib Public School is a model of an institution in Pakistan and I am proud of it. First ever high class swimming pool in a school was built in HPS in the early ’60s and such an incident has never ever been reported before.
    Instead of dealing a school which will be detrimental to the studies of hundreds of our children, it will be logical to carry out a detailed investigation of the whole incident. And if negligence is discovered then the culprits be duly penalized as per the law. And it should be assured that flaws which caused the tragedy be corrected so that it never ever happens again.

  • Asad Kizilbash
    August 29, 2019
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    I am an Old Habibian and all my sympathies go to the parents of this young lad. It’s really tragic and shocking.
    Habib Public School is a model of an institution in Pakistan and I am proud of it. First ever high class swimming pool in a school was built in HPS in the early ’60s and such an incident has never ever been reported before.
    Instead of sealing the school which will be detrimental to the studies of hundreds of our children, it will be logical to carry out a detailed investigation of the whole incident. And if negligence is discovered then the culprits be duly penalized as per the law. And it should be assured that flaws which caused the tragedy be corrected so that it never ever happens again.

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