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Two killed, 13 injured in Chakwal road mishap

CHAKWAL: At least two people were killed while 13 others were wounded on Tuesday as a passenger bus thrust into a gorge at Mianwali Road in Kot Qazi area of Chakwal.

As per details, the bus heading to Karachi from Mansehra, skid-off the bridge while taking a U-turn in Kot Qazi district resulting death of at least two, and severe wounds to 13 other passengers

The injured and bodies were moved to a nearby medical facility.

Earlier today, in another appalling road crash, at least five people lost their lives and 15 injured when a truck carrying load of milk overturned in Lahore.

According to rescue officials, the injured were immediately moved to district headquarters hospital, where five of them were declared critical. Our correspondent reported that 20 people were perched on the truck when it overturned as a result of speeding.

The hospital administration referred the critical injured persons to another hospital for immediate treatment.

Police said speeding resulted the fatal accident, while further inquiry was underway.

In a fatal accident around five days ago, at least eight people had lost their lives and 20 others including children and women were injured in a collision between a passenger bus and trailer near Indus Highway, Dadu.

According to an estimate, around 9,000 road accidents are reported every year in Pakistan, claiming more than 4,500 lives on average annually.

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