Two people were killed while eight others were injured as a passenger coaster fell into a ravine near Kulyari Morr in the Maloot Sattian area on Sunday, Rescue 1122 and police officials said.
The coaster (JF-1999) with 26 people on board was going to Bagh, Azad Kashmir from Pirwadhai. The police said the speeding coaster driver lost control of the steering while trying to avoid hitting a car coming from the other direction.
The injured were shifted to Rural Health Center Maloot Sattian and Bagh by local people, a rescuer said, while the deceased passenger was identified as Ishtiaq. The other person killed was the driver, who has not yet been identified.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2014.