Truck falls into river as Sardaryab bridge collapses in Charsadda
CHARSADDA: At least a person died and two others sustained injuries when a portion of historic ‘Sardaryab’ bridge collapsed near Charsadda district, ARY News reported on Saturday.
Built on Kabul River, the bridge collapsed when a cement-laden truck was passing through it.
According to police and rescue sources, the truck was on the half way when the structure gave way and fell into the river.
The truck driver died on the spot while two other people sustained injuries, sources further said.
Both injured and the dead body was shifted to District Headquarter Hospital in Charsadda.
The authorities have called in heavy machinery to remove the rubble from the water of Kabul river.
Location of Bridge
Sardaryab is a local tourist and picnic spot near Peshawar and located on the banks of the Kabul River some 20 kilometers north on Peshawar Road. The historic Sardaryab was said to be built during the British colonial times in 1939.
The single bridge that was built on the river was named after the area which collapsed on Saturday morning, suspending vehicular movement and stranding commuters at both ends.