Seven of the same family feared dead in Neelum Valley road mishap

NEELUM VALLEY, April 18:

As many as seven people were feared dead as their jeep plunged in to the Neelum River—also known as Kishan Ganga— early Monday morning in Dawarian town of bordering Neelum district of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), police said.

All, those drown, are supposedly belong to the same family.

Abdul Ghani Mir, Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) of Hattian district, was onboard with six other family members, when his official jeep number MDGA 250, while dealing with a sharp curve, plunged into the river.

“There is no possibility to recover anyone alive,” told Malik Sajjad, a police officer in Athmuqam, adding that the accident took place around 4 a.m. and the muddy river water, possibly, has swayed all dead bodies.

Police, so far, have confirmed the recovery of only two bodies while rescue workers are searching for the rest.

Both bodies recovered from the river were identified as of Abdul Ghani Mir, 56 and his son, Yasir Mir 26.

The family was traveling to their native town Dudhnyal from Muzaffarabad, the capital city of PaK.

“The family was travelling to attend the funeral of Ghani’s mother,” Afzal Ayoub, a resident of Dawarian told.

Police have no information about rest of five people onboard.

Poor road infrastructure in the region causes dozens of casualties in traffic mishaps every year.

Poor road infrastructure in the region causes dozens of casualties in traffic mishaps every year—File Photo Kashmir Image