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Passenger Van Plunges Into River Killing 26 In Kohistan

KOHISTAN: Passenger van fell into a river after collapsing of a bridge in district Kohistan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) killing as many as 26 persons.

The unfortunate incident took place Kundiyan area of Kohistan where the passenger van plunged into the river after a bridge made up of wood collapsed.

As many as eight bodies have been recovered so far while local sources said that the ill-fated van was going to Kamila from Bari Gogan while it carried more than 26 passengers while all the deceased stated to be belonging to the same family.

Local sources said that granddaughter of ex-member of parliament Maulana Abdul Hanan is also among the dead.

District Police Officer, (DPO) Kohistan, Raja Abdul Saboor said that about the incident that it has occurred in far-flung area mountain area due the collapsing of the bridge made up of wood adding that he received information of deaths through local sources, however, he can’t say further regarding the casualties.

Another information said that rescue work is faced with difficulties due to far-flung area and darkness while police will reach the area in five hours, the DPO added.