Eight die after passenger van plunges into Chitral river

Two passengers survived after they jumped out of the van


Ali Murad May 30, 2021
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CHITRAL:

At least eight passengers lost their lives after a passenger van plunged into Yarkhun River in Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the wee hours of Sunday.

Rescue 1122 officials said the accident occurred when the driver lost control over the vehicle while taking a sharp turn on the Onauch Bridge.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

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A total of 10 passengers were in the vehicle of them two were rescued by the locals. The passengers survived after they jumped out of the van.

Rescue officials said the deceased were identified as Asrar Ahmed, Mrs Shehzad, Ejaz Wali, Sultan, Umeed Nabi, Mughal, Deedarudin and his wife.

Survivors include Haji Ali, son of Haji Khan of Lone, and Muhammad Irshad, son of Allah Dad of Pakpattan.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

(With input from APP)

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