Father of 21 children dies in road accident

Pervez was hit by a speeding car while riding a motorcycle


APP January 30, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

GILGIT: A Levies personnel lost his life in a traffic accident near Chilas in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer district on Wednesday.

Police said Pervez was hit by a speeding car while riding a motorcycle. He succumbed to his injuries on the spot.

The deceased is survived by 21 children from three marriages.

According to a World Health Organisation report, around 1.35 million people die each year in traffic accidents worldwide, while in Pakistan lack of road safety and road crashes claim around 25,000 people every year.

The report was quoted at a seminar, ‘Road Safety and Challenges of Pakistan’ organised by the Motorway and Highway Police at the University of Peshawar on Tuesday.

 

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