17 Died When A Van Fell Into Sindhu River In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa In Pakistan

PTI, Islamabad

Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:03 PM IST

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A total of 17 people, including 16 from the same family, were killed in a tragic accident in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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A van carrying passengers crashed into a river in Pakistan’s mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing 17 passengers. The dead included 16 members of the same family. This information has been given in the news of ‘Dawn’ newspaper on Tuesday. It has been told that the van was going from Chilas city to Rawalpindi. But the driver lost control on a curvy turn in the Paniba area of ​​Kohistan district, causing the van to fall into the Indus river.

Police said that this private van was hired by a family. There were 17 people in it including the driver. The van sank after falling into the river and 17 people were killed in the accident. According to the news, Dasu-Kohistan control room officials said that besides a driver, 16 members of the same family, including women and children, were in the van. The van driver also died in this tragic accident.

According to the police, rescue teams tried to locate the missing passengers but failed due to incessant rains and deepening of the river. Professional divers along with local volunteers have been called for the rescue operation.

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A van carrying passengers crashed into a river in Pakistan’s mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing 17 passengers. The dead included 16 members of the same family. This information has been given in the news of ‘Dawn’ newspaper on Tuesday. It has been told that the van was going from Chilas city to Rawalpindi. But the driver lost control on a curvy turn in the Paniba area of ​​Kohistan district, causing the van to fall into the Indus river.

Police said that this private van was hired by a family. There were 17 people in it including the driver. The van sank after falling into the river and 17 people were killed in the accident. According to the news, Dasu-Kohistan control room officials said that besides a driver, 16 members of the same family, including women and children, were in the van. The van driver also died in this tragic accident.

According to the police, rescue teams tried to locate the missing passengers but failed due to incessant rains and deepening of the river. Professional divers along with local volunteers have been called for the rescue operation.

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