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4 feared dead, 5 injured in Badakhshan car plunge


4 feared dead, 5 injured in Badakhshan car plunge

Mar 11, 2017 - 17:02

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A woman died, five sustained wounds and three more were missing after the passenger vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into the Amu River in northeastern Badakhshan province, police said on Saturday.

Provincial crime branch police chief Maj. Sayed Mihruddin Anwari told Pajhwok Afghan News the vehicle with nine passengers onboard was en route to the centre of Nusay district on Friday when it fell to the Amu River.

He said five passengers injured in the incident had been evacuated to the hospital in Nusay district but three others and the vehicle remained missing.

A woman among the missing persons was rescued from the river but she succumbed to her wounds on the way to hospital.

The three others were yet to be located but efforts were underway to find them as soon as possible, Anwari said.