13 killed in road accident in Battagram

Van plunges into deep ravine, killing 4 on the spot, while 9 succumb to injures at hospital.


Muhammad Sadaqat July 15, 2014

BATTAGRAM: At least 13 passengers, including a woman and a minor girl, were killed when a van plunged into a roadside gorge some six kilometres in the jurisdiction of the Chanjal police station in Battagram on Tuesday.

Police and eyewitnesses said that a Battagram-bound passenger van when skid off the road when taking a blind turn near Kot Gala village, killing four passengers on the spot as a result. The driver was also seriously injured.

Local volunteers carried out the rescue operation, removing bodies and transferring the injured to the District Headquarter Hospital Battagram, where the nine of them succumbed to their injuries.

"The casualties would have been less [serious] had the injured [been] shifted to the hospital [sooner]", a police officer said, adding that the ravine was so deep that taking the victims up to the road took more time.

COMMENTS (2)

Rex Minor | 7 years ago | Reply

@Pathetic:

You are in the East Sir, Two centries, if not more behind Europe! They have a lot to catch up with. They were ruled by the military.most of the time after independence from the colonialists!!

Rex Minor

Pathetic | 7 years ago | Reply

I wonder how a nuclear power lacks technology to; at least widen a blind turn or assist the drivers by means of some sort of barriers from slipping off the curve.

I mean living in 21st century with such primitive traveling methods is very pathetic & disgraceful for a progressing nation to have on record. Of course accident happens everywhere, but this is total disregard of human life.<< A little extra shaving of the hill and a line of barrier boulders on the edge don't cost as much as the armored vehicles our selfish public leaders are driving around in.

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