11 killed, three injured as vehicle falls into ravine in Swat

The injured are stated to be in a critical condition; K-P CM expresses remorse at loss of lives

Our Correspondent July 12, 2022


At least 11 people were killed while three others sustained injuries when a vehicle fell into a deep ravine in Gabin Jabba area of Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.

According to Rescue 1122 spokesperson, a medical team was immediately dispatched to the site of the incident.

The spokesperson further stated that the staff shifted those injured to Civil Hospital, Matta after providing them first aid.

The three persons injured in the incident are reportedly in a critical condition.

The unfortunate accident occurred as the vehicle lost its control following a break failure.  

All of those who lost their lives from reportedly from the same family. They have been identified as Imran, Akbar Shah, Zakir, Shafiq Khan, Abdul Rehman Shoaib, Omar Shah, Javaid Mosa Khan and Murad Khan.

Meanwhile, K-P Chief Minister Mahmood Khan expressed remorse at the loss of precious lives in the incident.

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He prayed for the departed souls and for the bereaved families to bear this loss with fortitude.

CM Mahmood also wished well to those injured in the incident and ordered immediate medical treatment to them.

In a similar incident in the same area in November last, Swat police arrested the principal of a private school, the owner and driver after a bus overturned, leaving four students dead and about 30 others injured.

The schoolchildren were on a visit to the scenic valley when the vehicle developed some technical fault.

Soon after the accident, Deputy Commissioner Junaid Khan had ordered an inquiry into the matter and arrest of the bus driver and school principal. Police said that the bus had no fitness certificate.

The deputy commissioner had also ordered inspection of all vehicles carrying children of private schools in Swat.


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