CHITRAL – A Chinese mining engineer drowned in river in Mastuj area of upper Chitral and died on the spot while two others survived on Saturday.
According to SHO Mastuj police station, three Chinese engineers working for a Peshawar based private mining company were crossing a wooden bridge over a water channel at Chamrkun.
The wooded ladders broke and they fell down into the river Gol area near Mastuj of upper Chitral, as result Yu Cheng died on the spot while two others named Jiangbao and Lee Quan were rescued. Cheng’s body was fished out of the river and was shifted to Rural Health Center Mastuj for postmortem.
Wooden bridges in Chitral are in very dilapidated condition which have not been repaired since British rule.