Road accident: 11 dead as jeep falls into ravine near Chitral

Published: January 25, 2014
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Four others were also injured in the accident. PHOTO: FILE

Four others were also injured in the accident. PHOTO: FILE

CHITRAL: Eleven people were killed and four others injured when a jeep fell into a ravine near Chitral, Express News reported on Saturday.

Rescue operations are underway and the injured were taken to District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.

The jeep fell into a ravine by a main road at Gokhir village, 70 kilometers from Chitral. According to initial reports, there were 18 people in the jeep at the time of the accident.

Three of the passengers reportedly jumped out of the jeep before the crash and survived.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Amir
    Jan 25, 2014 - 12:29PM

    No thought of safety….18 people in a jeep?

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  • Jan 25, 2014 - 12:33PM

    May Allah keep us all safe and show mercy on all of us.Recommend

  • Jan 25, 2014 - 3:53PM

    A sad incident which i myself got lucky escape with this kind of accident last year, May the departed souls rest in peace. Roads should be a little wide in such areas will help reducing such incidents and of course drive carefully..

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  • Jan 25, 2014 - 7:12PM

    @Amir:
    You have seen people riding on roofs of buses?
    You have seen people riding on roofs of trains?
    These people needed to get somewhere. And there
    was no bus service or transportation by the State.
    It was this or one day walk and chance of freezing.

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