Five Chitralis among ten killed in traffic accident
Filed Under: World | Posted: 10/04/2009 at 5:20AM
Comments | Region: Pakistan
CHITRAL:Ten passengers were killed and four others injured in a road accident on the Lowari Pass near Dir Sunday, police said.
According to the Dir and Chitral police, a Land Cruiser carrying 14 passengers was on way to Chitral from Dir. When the vehicle reached Daro Khwar near Gujar on the Lowari Pass at 2pm, it went out of the driver’s control due to some technical fault and fell down into a hundreds of feet deep ravine.
As a result, nine passengers died on the spot and one succumbed to injuries later. The others were injured, some of them critically.
The bodies kept at the DHQ Hospital in Dir have been identified as Inayatullah, son of Baraat Khan, Chitral; Sharifullah, son of Rehmatullah, Ayun; Misal Khan, his wife and son from Shah Mansoor, Swabi, and Sartaj and Dilaram, residents of Lower Dir.
The Dir police said they have handed over three bodies to the Chitral police who could not be identified.
The injured admitted to the DHQ Hospital Dir were identified as Waqar, Habibullah, Tariq and Ehsan.–Bashir Hussain Azad