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October 26, 2010

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Bridegroom among four killed in Gilgit

GILGIT: Four people were killed while one other sustained injuries when a vehicle carrying a wedding party skidded off the road and fell into a gorge some 30 kilometres away from here late on Sunday night.
Police said the wedding party was returning to Gilgit from Hunza, when the vehicle carrying the bridegroom plunged into a 50-foot gorge while negotiating another gorge near the Rahimabad area. As a result, four people, including the groom, who was identified as Muhammad Yousuf, were killed and one other was injured.
The other deceased were identified as Hidayat, Zia-ur-Rehman and Rahim. The injured was identified as Attaullah. He was admitted to the DHQ Hospital, Gilgit, and health officials said his condition was out of danger.
The police said the vehicle of the bridegroom was at least half a kilometre ahead of other vehicles of the wedding party. The participants of the wedding party were unaware that the vehicle of the bridegroom had met the accident. After reaching home, they came to know that the vehicle of the bridegroom had not reached home.
They became desperate and informed the police, which, before searching the missing vehicle, reportedly sealed all the entry and exit points, fearing that the vehicle might have been hijacked. The police continued its search for at least five hours and finally located the fateful vehicle, which was reportedly lying 50-foot down the hill near the Rahimabad area. The police retrieved the bodies and shifted them to Gilgit.

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