ISLAMABAD (92 News) – In a tragic accident, at least 12 people were killed while five others injured when a passenger van caught fire after hitting the walls of toll plaza in Islamabad on Monday.
According to the reports, a passenger van collided with the toll plaza due to over speed. Immediately, the passenger van caught fire and passengers were removed after cutting the van. The van was coming from Sargodha to Islamabad carrying 17 passengers.
However, Motorway police said 17 passengers were in the van which was coming from Sargodha. Nine people died at the moment where 8 other injured were rushed to PIMS hospital. Three people succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
Motorway police further said it seems the driver of the van with registration number LES-7070 slept during the drive.
PIMS hospital administration said the condition of 5 other injured was also critical and the process of identification of deceased is underway.
Six killed in road accident near Muzaffarabad
At least six people were killed when a jeep fell into a ravine near Muzaffarabad.
According to details garnered, the unfortunate vehicle was on its way from Neelum Valley to Muzaffarbabad when the incident occurred within the jurisdiction of Pungran police station.
The incident was happened when the vehicle took a turn and slipped into ravine. The deceased include a woman and children. Upon being informed of the incident, rescue teams reached the spot and began operation to retrieve bodies.
The identities of the deceased are yet not known. The local people are rescuing on behalf of themselves.
Two women among four die as jeep falls into ravine in Shangla
Earlier, four people, including two women, were killed when a jeep fell into a ravine in Shangla. Two injured were shifted to Rural Health Centre. On the other hand, three people were killed in a collision between a truck and a van in Gojra.
Meanwhile, 16 people were injured and shifted to hospital. The condition of three injured is stated to be critical.