MANSEHRA: Four people, including two women, were killed while twelve were injured when a truck veered off a mountainous road near Khaki Afghan camp on Monday night, police said. According to police, the accident occurred due to a tyre burst that caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle which plunged several feet below into a gorge. Police officials quoting the victims said that 15 members of a nomad family were on way to Khaki village from Kaghan Valley. However about a half kilometre from its destination, the front tyre burst and truck plunged into a roadside ravine killing two women and two men on the spot while 12 others most of them children and women, were injured. The local people rushed to the rescue of the victims and moved the dead and injured to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital Mansehra from where five critically injured were referred to Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2016.
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