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Five killed, 22 injured in road accident near Rawalakot in AJK

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RAWALAKOT: At least five people were killed, 22 others were injured as a result of a deadly road accident in Rawalakot, ARY News reported on Thursday.

According to details, a passenger bus plunged into a ravine near Hajira district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and killed at least five people including a woman and a girl child and injured 22 others.

The ill-fated bus was en route from Rawalpindi to Forward Kahuta when it skidded on a slippery road after a recent snow spell and went straight into the ravine.

Rescue and police officials cordoned-off the area after reaching the spot and shifted the dead and injured to the nearest hospitals.

Although snow was removed from the main roads in the valley, even then Police officials said that they were responding to snow-related road accidents frequent in such weather.

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