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Five die, several injured as jeep plunges into gorge

MUZAFFARABAD: At least five people lost their lives and several others were injured as a jeep plunged into a gorge in Muzaffarabad, ARY News reported on Monday.

According to details, the dreadful incident took place at Munda Bandi area of the city.

Getting information about the mishap, the rescue teams reached the spot to retrieve the injured and bodies.

According to the rescue teams, a woman is also amongst the dead.

In a similar road crash on October 29, last year, as many as 17 people were killed as a passenger coach plunged into a ravine on Karakoram Highway.

According to details, the coach was heading to Rawalpindi from Gilgit-Baltistan when it skidded off the road and fell into the ravine within the limits of Lotar Police Station.

Read more: 17 killed as coach plunges into ravine on Karakoram Highway

The District Police Officer (DPO) had confirmed 17 causalities in the accident and added that faced  difficulties in rescue operation due to darkness and steep rocks.

Police and rescue officials shifted the bodies and the injured to the hospital. The police officials were of the view that over speeding was the reason behind the accident.

Police said that only one woman passenger out of 18 on board the coach had miraculously survived after the accident.

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