TIMERGARA: Seven people of a family were killed when a car plunged into River Swat from an under construction bridge in Chakdarra area of Dir Lower district on Sunday.
SHO Juma Rahman Khan told The Express Tribune that a white color car that was en route to Dargai area of Malakand Agency, plunged into the river at around 8pm in which all the people were killed. He added that the driver Amjad Hussain unknowingly rushed the vehicle on the under construction bridge between Batkhela and Badwan and plunged it into the river.
“The driver choose to go on this bridge as it links Badwan and Batkhel and is a safe and short route” adding that work on the three parts of the bridge has been completed while one part was under construction, stated the SHO.
Khan said that after the accident locals rushed for the rescue work, pulled out the bodies from the water and rushed them to the Civil Hospital Chakdara where doctors pronounced the injured dead.
Khan identified the bodies as Amjad Hussain, Khalil-ur-Rahman, along with their wives and three children identified as Asim and Malaika adding that the rest of the names could not be confirmed at the time.
Sajjad another official at Chakdara police station while talking to The Express Tribune said that eight people were travelling in the car in which one child was saved however he couldn’t confirm the name of that child saying that the locals rushed all of the victims to a hospital in Chakdara.
The official further said that the family had come to their in-law house in Chakdara and were on the way back to their house in Dargai when the accident occurred.