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8 killed as passenger van falls into gorge in Mirpur

June 04, 2018

MIRPUR (AJK): Eight people were killed and 7 other injured, one of them seriously on Sunday when a speedy passenger wagon skidded off the road and fell into deep ravine at Peer Gali, about 20 kilometer away from here.

Islamgarh Police Station head, SHO Waseem Nawaz said that eight bodies besides and seven injured were recovered from the gorge and rushed to Mirpur Divisional Headquarter Hospital in critical condition.

Investigating police officer said that the ill-fated Hiace Passenger Wagon No LES-5933 was on its way from Rawalpindi to Samani (Bhimbher district) via Mirpur when it met the mishap at about 1.00 pm while negotiating the high-steeped highway in the hilly terrain of this district. Those killed included women and children as well. People of the area immediately rushed the scene of accident to help the local rescue teams and shifted the bodies and injured to the DHQ Hospital. Some bodies were identified as driver Muhammad Wasim, Ishtiaq, Kareem and Azan. Deputy Medical Superintendent and Head of Emergency Wing at DHQ Hospital Dr Azeem Ratayal said that six of the injured had been admitted in the hospital. Whereas a seriously injured woman namely Rukhsana Bibi was being shifted to Hospital in Islamabad.

Those injured admitted in the hospital were identified as Rukhsana, Mahnoor, Hinna, Usman, Waseem and Mukhtar, the doctor added.