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Motorcycle rider missing after falling into river from broken bridge

Bike riders falls into River Yarkhun from broken Mastuj bridge.

BOONI: Two persons riding a motorcycle fell into Yarkhun river from the broken Mastuj bridge early on Sunday.

One of the motorcyclists was recovered by Rescue 1122 Upper Chitral while the other is still missing. The missing man was identified as Shehzad Hussain, a jawan of Pakistan Army.

The two bike riders were going to Mastuj from Parwak when they fell into the river from the broken part of the bridge. The emergency service said search for the dead body of the victim continued in the flooded river.

Almost all roads and bridges have been affected by unprecedented floods in river and streams. The main road between Chitral Lower and Upper is blocked at different points.

On the other hand, rescue and relief operations are continuing after communication system was affected in Chitral.

A key bridge at Koghuzi on the main road between Chitral and Booni was washed away due to heavy rains. The district administration said NHA constructed an alternate route at Koghuzi and Kari to reopen traffic between Upper and Lower Chitral.


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