At least 17 people were killed in a head-on collision between a van and a truck on Indus Highway near Kohat Tunnel toll plaza on Thursday.
According to details, the ill-fated coach was on its way to Peshawar from Lakki Marwat. It was hit by the truck coming from the opposite direction.
Women and children travelling in the coach were among the deceased. One person was injured in the mishap.
.Police and rescue officials reached the site of the accident and shifted the bodies and injured to a hospital in Kohat.
The deceased were identified as Noor Rehman, Sailan, Akhtar Ali, Ashraf Ali, Adnan Khan, Irfan, Hameed, Aijaz, Sardar Ali and driver Saifullah. Three children and a woman were also among the dead.
Police started an investigation after the registration of a case.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his grief over the loss of precious lives in the accident.
In a statement, the foreign minister said the authorities concerned should take steps to prevent such mishaps in the future.
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