22 security personnel, 3 civilians killed in Kohistan road accident

Police says accident caused due to reckless driving.

Muhammad Sadaqat/web Desk March 16, 2013
Residents look as rescuers try to pull out the buss from the river. PHOTO: IZHAR ALI

KOHISTAN: At least 22 military personnel and three civilians were killed when their bus plunged into a trench on Karakoram Highway near Samar Nala Saturday morning. Five others were injured in the accident.

The police said that the accident was caused due to reckless driving and the driver lost control of the steering while taking a blind turn.

DPO Kohistan Akbar Ali said that the bus was carrying 30 passengers – most of them military personnel of Northern Light Infantry Unit of Pakistan Army.

The dead, including Colonel Ikramul Haq and Lieutenant Sher Murad, were shifted to Gilgit while the injured were flown to Rawalpindi Combined Military Hospital.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the passengers belonged to Gilgit and were travelling back home from Rawalpindi for vacations.


Mahakaalchakra | 8 years ago | Reply

Very heart rendering...May God give their families the strength and courage to bear such great loss. RIP.

ABS | 8 years ago | Reply

@Gp65: Any on-duty person, not necessary a military personal, if dies while on duty - he is shaheed in Islam. For example, if a muslim doctor dies on his way to work/hospital and dies in a car accident, he is a shaheed.

That's the beauty of Islam. Hope it clears out our non-muslim friends' confusion. Only fallen in a battlefield are not shaheed. There are many other categories!

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