Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

11 drown in Kokcha River as vehicle veers off road

11 drown in Kokcha River as vehicle veers off road

Jul 30, 2016 - 14:24

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen people have drowned in a river in the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.

The district’s administrative chief, Abdul Sami Attique, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred late on Friday when a vehicle veered off the road and fell in Kokcha River.

He said 11 passengers drowned and a 12th was wounded in the incident, which happened in Khwaja Abdal area. The vehicle was on its way from Baharak to Faizabad, the provincial capital.

Attique added the dead, whose bodies were yet to be fished out, included the driver. The ill-fated vehicle has not been found as yet, according to the district chief.

He said: “All the victims were residents of Takhar province, going to Badakhshan for recreation. Two of them, enrolled in a Turkish university, were relatives of the Badakhshan governor.”


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update