Van plunge kills 17 in Rawalakot area of AJK

RAWALAKOT, (SANA): At least 17 passengers were killed and 10 others injured as a passenger van fell into deep ravine near Abbass Pur area of Rawalakot.

Van was on its way from Forward Kahuta to Hajeera when meet the incident at Kot Chattial in Abbaspur area of district Rawalakot.

“At least 17 people were killed and 10 others were wounded, three of them critically when their van plunged into a 300-feet deep ravine,” local administration official Shamim Arif told media.

He said the van was overloaded with up to 30 people and speeding. The driver lost control while taking a sharp turn on the narrow and poorly maintained road in the mountainous region. Local police official Tariq Khan confirmed the accident and deaths. Local people started rescue operation after the accident.

The injured have been shifted in rural health centre of Abbass Pur for treatment. Police have started investigations into the accident after registering the case.
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