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3 transvestites among 6 killed in Mansehra road accident

By our correspondents
October 27, 2016

MANSEHRA: Six persons, three of them transvestites, were killed and eight others sustained injures when a vehicle fell into a ravine near Pulrah area of the district on Wednesday.

A music group from Taxila was returning after performing at a wedding party in
Pulrah when the speeding vehicle plunged into the ravine while negotiating a sharp turn. The locals rushed to scene and shifted the injured and bodies to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital where doctors pronounced six people, including three transvestites, dead.

One of the dead transvestites, Danish, belonged to Lines area in Karachi and other two, including Naseem alias Guddo, Shahzad alias Phool, belonged to Taxila.Two other deceased were identified as Khursheed from Haripur, and Zafar Iqbal from Taxila.

The identity of another deceased could not be ascertained.The injured, who were shifted to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital, included Khurram Shahzad, Ijaz Ahmad, both residents of Rawalpindi, Adnan, Shabbir, Mohammad Ali, Zafar alias Billi, and Kashif of Faisalabad.

The police after lodging first information report (FIR) arrested the driver and started an investigation to ascertain the exact cause of the accident. Maria Khan, the divisional president of Shemale Association, Hazara, reached hospital along with other community members. She made arrangements to shift the bodies to Taxila, Haripur and Karachi.