Five die, 32 injured in road accident

Abdul Khaliq Qureshi

Five persons died and 32 received injuries as a passenger coach fell into deep ditch after hitting head on another coach at Khaira Gali area near Ayubia tourists resort in Abbotabad district on Monday. According to Rescue 1122 reports, the injured included men, women and children who were provided first aid and shifted to hospital.

Soon after receiving report of accident, District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122, Imran Khan Yousafzai forthwith rushed to the side and supervised rescue operation. The seriously injured passengers were being shifted to Rawalpindi CMH from Khaira Gali hospital. According to one of passenger. The two buses of Riyala and Malikot were racing with each other due to which one of the buses fell into a deep ravine near at Khairgali due to high speed.

As a result, initially 5 passengers were killed and 22 passengers were shifted to different hospital while other were given at spot treatment by the 1122 where condition of six is stated to be critical.

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