Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Upper Kohistan road crash: Four more bodies retrieved from gorge


PESHAWAR: The rescue teams have retrieved more four bodies, who lost their lives in an appalling road incident in Upper Kohistan on Friday night.

According to local police, so far bodies of 12 people have been recovered; search to retrieve more bodies is still underway.

At least 24 passengers were killed and two got wounded after a bus carrying 31 people fell into a ravine in a horrible incident of a bridge collapse in Upper Kohistan on Friday night.

The incident took place in Kandia subdivision of the Upper Kohistan. The bus had women and children on board.

All passengers belonged to the same family, who were traveling to attend a function.

DPO Kohistan Raja Abdul Saboor while speaking to the media had said the final police report will be issued after investigators probe into the accident.

Earlier on August 12, at least five people had lost their lives and eight others got wounded after their passenger van fell into a ravine in the Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to police, the van was going to Barawal area from Teemargara area in Lower Dir. The driver lost control of the vehicle, due to which it veered off the course and plunged into the ravine.


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