14 of a family die in road mishap

Passengers were travelling to Soon Valley from Bannu for work

Malik Saeed May 18, 2024
Rescue workers carry an injured woman following a road accident in Khushab district of Punjab on Saturday. PHOTO: AFP


Fourteen people of a family, including nine children died, and 12 sustained injuries after a passenger van fell into a ditch on Panj Pir Manawan Road in Khushab district on Saturday.

The passengers were travelling to Soon Valley from Bannu for work.

The accident occurred after the brakes of the van failed and it fell into a ditch.

The rescue personnel reached the site of accident and started providing medical aid.

All those who lost their lives and sustained injuries in the mishap belonged to the same family.

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Out of the 14 deceased, seven were identified as 14-year-old Ishaq, 14-year-old Omar, 45-year-old Rahim, 40-year-old Muhammad Khan, seven-year-old Aleesha, eight-year-old Ghazala and five-year-old Gul Rahim whereas the other seven remained unidentified.

Rescue personnel provided onsite medical aid to four people with minor injuries. The other eight with critical injuries were shifted to THQ Hospital Naushera.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi expressed grief over the accident and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased. He prayed for the early recovery of the injured.


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