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Six die as jeep falls into ravine in AJK’s Neelum valley

Ill-fated jeep with female voters on board fell into a ravine in Dudhnial area of the Neelum Valley, say police

By Web Desk
November 27, 2022
Six women die after jeep falls into ravine in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. — Twitter/@MughalAmiruddin
Six women die after jeep falls into ravine in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. — Twitter/@MughalAmiruddin

MUZAFFARABAD: Six women were killed and seven others — including the driver — sustained injuries when a jeep carrying voters skidded off the road and fell into a deep ravine in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday.

The ill-fated jeep with female voters on board fell into a ravine in Dudhnial area of the Neelum Valley, according to the police.

After being informed, the police launched a rescue operation immediately and shifted the injured and the bodies to the hospital, said the officials.

Six female voters succumbed to their injuries on the spot, the police said, adding that among the injured, six were in critical condition at the hospital.

AJK president expresses deep grief 

AJK Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic accident which resulted in the death of six women and injuries to seven others. He termed the accident as “heart-wrenching”.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the president said that he has directed the local admonition to provide every possible cooperation to the injured.

It is pertinent to mention here that after 31 years, the first phase of the local government elections was held in the valley today.

The polling took place in three districts of Muzaffarabad Division — Neelum Valley, Jhelum Valley, and Muzaffarabad.