14 killed as jeep falls in river


At least 14 people, including women and children, were killed when a jeep fell into Indus River on Sunday near Shalkanabad, an area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kolai Palas Kohistan.

According to the police initial reports, the jeep was carrying 21 people and was heading towards Sairghazi when the driver reversed the jeep to give way to another vehicle, but he lost control and the jeep fell into the river.

The jeep was carrying 21 passengers, including 16 male, three children, and two women while six male, two female and one child have lost their lives in the accident.

The male those have lost their lives were identified as Shamsur Rehman son of Member resident of Ghadar, Amal Qadeer son of Nameemullah resident of Masai, Gul Rang son of Fiyaz, Shad Muhammad son of Talih resident of Deer, Gul Bahar son of Muhammad Nabi resident of Deer.

Idrees son of Shahroom resident of Palas, the dead body of Muhammad Idrees resident of Palis could not found whereas the two female residents of Masai, was killed and the dead body of one of them was not found.

The locals and the divers have started searching for the recovery of the dead bodies from River Indus. The deceased and the injured were shifted to Pattan District Hospital, police said.