Two women among six killed in road accident

MANSEHRA: Six people including two women died and five were injured when a passenger van fell off a bridge while travelling on the route connecting the Thakot area of Battagram to Hazara Motorway in Mansehra which was constructed as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — on Saturday, according to a Rescue 1122 official.

Hafeezur Rehman, Rescue 1122’s district emergency officer in Mansehra, told media that the van was heading from Battagram’s Allai tehsil to Mansehra. The accident took place in Mansehra’s Hathimera area when the vehicle’s driver “lost control of the steering wheel”, he said, adding that 13 people were in the van.

The official said a rescue team reached the site after the accident and pulled out dead bodies and the injured from a ditch the bus had fallen in.

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