CHITRAL: At least seven people were killed and as many others were critically injured when a jeep fell into a river in Chitral on Monday.
According to the police, the jeep was travelling from the Arkary area of the district to main Chitral when the driver lost control over it causing it fall into the river.
They said seven people drowned while seven others with serious injuries were rescued by the locals after a hectic struggle.
According to the police, the locals retrieved a woman’s body from the river while efforts were on to retrieve the rest of the bodies as well as the wrecked jeep.
According to Fawad, a local driver, most of the roads from Upper Chitral to Central Chitral pass over the river; and due to dilapidated roads and lack of safety measures, such incidents frequently happen in the district.
Fayaz Khan, a resident of the area, said they had asked the district administration and the provincial government many times to create a safety wall, but to no avail.