11 killed in Lower Kohistan road accidents


At least 11 people including a woman were killed in separate road accidents on Karrakurram Highway (KKH) in different areas of Lower Kohistan on Wednesday.

District Police Officer (DPO) Lower Kohistan, Zulfiqar Jadoon said that the first accident took place in Kairo area on KKH where an ambulance carrying body of an elderly person to Swat skidded off road due to slipperiness and plunged into a deep gorge.

As a result of accident, eight people including a woman, belonging to Kundi Isgal area of Upper Kohistan was killed on the spot.

The second incident took place in Gloze Banda where a car fell into a ravine due to slipperiness on road. Three people were killed in the accident.

The police and rescue teams pulled out bodies of both accidents and shifted them to RHC Pattan where they were handed over to heirs after legal formalities.—INP