Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience

.

UPPER DIR: Two women of a family drowned in River Panjkora when a chairlift broke down in Patrak area here on Sunday.

Local residents and police said the victims belonging to Chinaran area of Sheringal were crossing the river in the chairlift, and when they reached in the middle the chairlift’s ropes broke and it fell down into the river. As a result, both the women drowned.

The bodies were recovered in Salol area, some 18 kilometres downstream. The victims were identified as wife of Bahadar and his niece.

Meanwhile, residents of Patrak protested against the elected representatives for failing to construct a bridge over the river in the area.

Published in Dawn, June 17th, 2019