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DIK Industrial Waste Deaths: Families reject government probe

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The families of the victims of industrial waste in Dera Ismail Khan have refused to accept the inquiry committee constituted by the government, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Recently nine persons lost their lives and eight others were injured when they fell in a nullah in Khyber Pakhtunkhwah's southern district Dera Ismail Khan. The drain was allegedly contaminated by the industrial waste of a sugar mills.

Local administration constituted a three-member probe headed by Additional Commissioner D.I.Khan Qaisar Khan Miankhel to inquire into the incident.

The families of the deceased, however, expressed their lack of confidence over the probe and refused to record their statements. They demanded a judicial probe under the supervision of the high court or sessions court.

The bereaved families also refused to accept the relief money. The government had announced Rs. One Lac compensation for each deceased and 50 thousands for the injured.

It is pertinent to mention here that the five members of a family had lost their lives in the deadly incident.



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