Nine drown as jeep plunges into Chitral river

Published May 31, 2021
Nine persons drowned when a jeep plunged into the Yarkhoon River after hitting the safety railing of a suspension bridge early on Sunday. — Dawn
Nine persons drowned when a jeep plunged into the Yarkhoon River after hitting the safety railing of a suspension bridge early on Sunday. — Dawn

CHITRAL: Nine persons drowned when a jeep plunged into the Yarkhoon River after hitting the safety railing of a suspension bridge early on Sunday.

The accident occurred in Unawuj village of Yarkhoon valley.

The vehicle was heading to the valley from Chitral city with eleven persons on board, including the driver, with its roof also packed with heavy load.

All those died including the driver belonged to different villages of Yarkhoon valley.

Haji Ali of Pakpattan Punjab and Mohammad Irshad of Lone village managed to swim to safety.

Assistant commissioner, Mastuj, Shah Adnan told Dawn that the accident occurred as the vehicle was overloaded and it reportedly staggered in the middle of the bridge before falling into the river.

The deceased were identified as Israr Ahmed, former member of the district council, and his daughter-in-law, Didaruddin and his wife, Mughal Khan (driver), Umeed Nabi, Ali Ejaz, Sultan Khan and Iftaj Khan.

Rescue 1122 district in-charge Zafaruddin told Dawn that six bodies trapped inside the vehicle had been recovered.

He said a rescue team reached the spot after six hours as the area was situated at a distance of about 200 kilometres from the Chitral city.

Published in Dawn, May 31st, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

Yemen atrocity
Updated 23 Jan, 2022

Yemen atrocity

The sooner this war is ended, the better, to halt the suffering of Yemen's people and ensure security of all regional states.
23 Jan, 2022

Regressive taxation

THE FBR appears to have kicked up a new and unnecessary controversy by serving notices on currency dealers to ...
23 Jan, 2022

Medico-legal flaws

ON Friday, a 13-page verdict authored by Justice Ali Zia Bajwa of the Lahore High Court revealed a shocking fact...
Updating the economy
22 Jan, 2022

Updating the economy

GDP rebasing doesn’t make countries or people richer; it is just about updated data for policymakers to make informed decisions.
22 Jan, 2022

Covid curbs

CONSIDERING the steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the country over the past few days, the government decided on...
22 Jan, 2022

Cricket hope

SIX Pakistan players named across three teams of the year announced by the ICC is a testament to an uplifting 2021...