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14 of a family killed in accident near Khushab

Fourteen members of a family died while eight sustained injuries when a mini-truck fell into a deep ditch due to brake failure here in Tehsil Noushera

By APP
May 19, 2024
Rescue workers provide first aid to wounded at the incident site in Khushab. — AFP
Rescue workers provide first aid to wounded at the incident site in Khushab. — AFP

SARGODHA: Fourteen members of a family, including men, women and children, died while eight sustained injuries when a mini-truck fell into a deep ditch due to brake failure here in Tehsil Noushera on Saturday. 

Rescue 1122 Emergency Officer, Khushab, Engineer Rasheeed, said that 26 members of a family were coming from Bannu and heading to Noushera (Khushab) when the truck fell into a 20-foot deep ditch.

Resultantly, 14 members of the family, including Abdullah, s/o Asgher, Ibrahim, Muhamadullah, Rifatullah, Kifayatullah, Sumera, Abdul Rehman, Abdul Ehsaan, Shafqatullhah, Tabraiz Khan, Shams Zaee, Tabraiz, Qubla Khan and Kakim Khan of Bannu and Kohat died on the spot while Abdul Rasheed, Rabia and six others, including three children, sustained injuries. Rescue 1122 sources said that four members, including two men and two women, sustained minor injuries and were treated on the spot. The bodies and injured were shifted to THQ hospital Noushera and DHQ hospital Joharabad.