A view of the bridge on Dubair Nallah. Photo: Ali Musofer
Gilgit, August 27: Two year old Noman was clinging to his father’s chest while they tried to cross a makeshift bridge constructed over the Dubair Nallah, in Kohistan district of Khyber – Pukhtunkhwa. Father of Noman lost his control and suddenly the young child fell into the roaring mountain stream. The desperate father, identified as Gul Bahar, 32, hailing from Hassanabad – Hunza, jumped in the stream to save his son but unfortunately the ragging waters swept both of them away, never to be seen.
Gul Bahar was traveling with his three children from Rawalpindi to Gilgit.
Traveling on the Karakuram Highway has become a highly hazardous decision because of collapse of bridges and fears of landslides and floods. The highway has been inundated by the recent lands and floods.