Three more bodies recovered from Chitral river a day after accident

A total of four bodies recovered so far; bodies of two women among five others still missing


Ali Murad May 31, 2021
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CHITRAL:

Bodies of three more people were recovered on Monday from the Yarkhun River in Chitral a day after a jeep carrying nine passengers plunged in to it.

The body of one passenger was recovered yesterday, taking the total number of bodies recovered to four. The remaining five bodies are still missing.

Rescue 1122 and Emergency Response Team of Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) participated in the rescue operation.

Officials said the accident occurred when the driver lost control over the vehicle while taking a sharp turn on the Onauch Bridge in the wee hours of Sunday.

A total of nine passengers went missing after the incident while two were rescued by locals after jumping out of the vehicle.

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PHOTO: EXPRESS

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The rescue officials identified the deceased as Deedarudin, Sultan Khan, Ejaz Wali and Aftab. The latter's body was recovered by locals and shifted to his native village.

Rescue 1122 and AKAH trained soldiers also recovered the vehicle.

Three of the missing people have been identified as Israr Ahmed, driver Mughal Khan and Imdad Nabi; two women are also among those missing.

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