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Accident: Bodies of 2 women and 2 kids recovered from Ghizar river, 5 still missing

Local volunteers search for bodies in the icy cold Ghizer River. PT Photo

Local volunteers search for bodies in the icy cold Ghizer River. PT Photo
Local volunteers search for bodies in the icy cold Ghizer River

PT Report

Sherqila, December 21: Only two more bodies could be recovered from the Ghizar river after a long day of search. A car carrying 10 people had fallen in the Ghizar River near Sherqilla Bridge yesterday, leading to the death of 9 people. A 22-year-old youth had swam out of the icy cold and crystal clear river.

People gathered on both sides of the Ghizar river
People gathered on both sides of the Ghizar river

Thousands of people had gathered on both sides of the river hoping to extend a helping health. However, the search operation could only lead to the recovery of four bodies, including two kids and two women. It is pertinent to note that two bodies had been recovered yesterday.

The search operation was marred by absence of modern diving equipment and expertise
The search operation was marred by absence of modern diving equipment and expertise

Five bodies are still missing in the Ghizar river. Six of the deceased reportedly belonged to the same family, hailing from Gulapur village, Tehsil Punial.

A crane was used to drag the car out of the river
A crane was used to drag the car out of the river

The rescue operations carried at the accident site today, with the help of district administration, volunteers trained by FOCUS and Pakistan Red Crescent Society and ordinary villagers.

The car is being dragged out with the help of men and machine
The car is being dragged out with the help of men and machine

The car was dragged out of the river with the help of a Crane provided by the district administration.

The search operation will continue tomorrow also. The incident has caused sadness and agony across the region. Thousands of people are visiting Gulapur village to offer condolences and sympathies.

1 thought on “Accident: Bodies of 2 women and 2 kids recovered from Ghizar river, 5 still missing

  1. Very sad incident, may Allah bless all departed souls with His infinite
    mercy (Ameen). Ghaizer road has become too dangerous & is claiming
    lives frequently,most of the curbs construed at the river side of the road are damaged & have not been repaired , so any vehicle slipping from to wards riverside goes straight in to the river, I urge local representatives & governor GB to take personal notice of safety features of the ghaizer road

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