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Eight dead, eleven injured as van falls into ditch in Nowshera

NOWSHERA: Eight people, two women among them, were killed while eleven others injured after the van they were travelling in plunged into a ditch in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Nowshera district.

Rescue sources relayed the ill-fated van skidded off the Kaka Saheb road and fell into a ditch. School-going children were among those injured in the incident.

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The injured were shifted to a nearby medical facility for medical attention, they said, adding the incident occurred due to over-speeding.

On August 18, five persons were killed and several others had sustained injuries when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine near Akbarpura village of Nowshera district. The bus was on its way from Lahore to Peshawar when it careened off the road near Akbarpura and fell into a ravine.

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