Horrific road accident claim 14 lives, injures 33


At least 14 people including six women and four children were killed and 33 others sustained injuries in Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) road accident. The incident took place near Shamba Zarand area adjacent to Mughal Kot when a truck collided with a tractor trolley, rescue sources said.

After being informed, the rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the injured and deceased to Drazanda hospital for treatment and autopsies respectively.

The death toll had risen to 14 in the fatal accident which took place as a result of collision between a truck and tractor trolley on Monday on intra-provincial highway near Shamba Zranda of Mughal Koat (a sub town of merged Darazinda sub Divi-sion). The unfortunate trolley packed with Af-ghan nomad families, including women and children was heading to the plane areas when a truck coming from the opposite side collided with it.

The fatal mishap resulted the deaths of 10 people whereas, 39 others were seriously injured. The dead also in-cluded women and children. The animals and cattle on the trolley were also killed as a result of colli-sion. The local authorities in coordination with Rescue 1122 Dera ramped up rescue efforts and shifted the bodies and injured to the Type-D hospital in Darazinda and DHQ Dera Ismail Khan.

Most of the injured admitted to the hospitals were in precarious condition. The hospital sources said that four of the fatally hurt nomads succumbed to their injuries in the DHQ Dera. Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed grief at the loss of precious lives in a traffic accident in Dera Ismail Khan. The President prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved families to bear the loss with fortitude.


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