10 KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT IN NW PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD, At least 10 people from the same family, including eight women, were killed, while four others critically injured, when a jeep they were travelling in, plunged into a ravine, in Pakistan’s north-west province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported.

According to local police officials, the family members were going back home, after attending an engagement ceremony, on Wednesday, when their vehicle met with the accident, in the Bela Sacha area of Mansehra district, in the province.

The driver lost control over the vehicle, while negotiating a sharp bend, due to over-speeding, said police, adding that, the driver was among the four critically injured people.

Following the accident, local residents and rescue officials reached the site, and recovered the bodies and the injured.

All the bodies and injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital in the district.

According to the latest data available with the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, over 9,000 road accidents were reported to police every year, killing around 5,000 people annually, in the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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