Eight passengers missing after jeep falls into Yarkhun river

CHITRAL: Eight people gone missing when a passenger land cruiser fell off a bridge into the river in a remote village of Yarkhun valley of Upper Chitral. The tragic incident occurred late night.

The accident victims included a man and his wife.

According to local police the incident occurred at Zulilasht while crossing Unauch bridge. The vehicle was on its way to Yarkhun from Chitral town.

It was carrying 10 people, including two women, and two of the men saved their lives by swimming to safety.

The names of the victims are: Israr Ahmad Yakhdan, wife of Shahzad Yakhdan, Ijaz Wali of Yoshkist, Didaruddin of Kand, wife of Didaruddin of Kand, Sultan Momin Abad Shoost, Aftab Shoost, Umaat Nabi Lasht Yarkhun and Mughal, driver from Shoost.

The two persons, Haji Ali son of Haji Khan resident of Lon Mulkhow and Muhammad Irshad son of Allah Dad resident of Pakpattan Punjab, survived the accident.