11 Killed and 2 Injured after Vehicle Falls Into Ravine in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s poor road infrastructure is responsible for many fatal accidents. (Representational)

Peshawar:

 At least 11 tourists were killed and two injured after the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off a mountainous road and fell into a ravine in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities here said.

Police said that the incident took place in Lalko valley near Gabin Jabba in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat valley. According to police, the vehicle carrying tourists skidded into a deep ravine.

Rescue authorities confirmed that the 11 victims were residents of Matta Tehsil in Swat valley and were returning home from an excursion.

The condition of the injured remains critical. They are currently receiving treatment at a local medical facility.

Mehmood Shah, chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial, expressed sympathy to the grieving families and urged authorities for prompt medical attention to the injured.

Swat Valley is famous for its stunning scenic spots. With its waterfalls, rugged granite cliffs, and other adventure-lovers’ favourite destinations, it is a popular destination for trekkers.

Poor road infrastructure, disregard for traffic laws and poorly maintained vehicles are some of the reasons that fatal road accidents occur in Pakistan.

An earlier month, a passenger bus crashed off a mountain road, and into a ravine in southwest Pakistan. This was due to heavy rainfalls, which killed 19 and injured 12 others.

(Except for headline, this story was not edited by NDTV staff. It is published from a syndicated feed.

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