PESHAWAR, Feb 24: The death toll from the Friday’s bus accident rose to 22 as three more bodies were recovered by rescuers here on Sunday.
Around eight children were still missing, according to the officials of the Rescue 1122.
The rescue operation will continue till the recovery of the all missing children, they further said.
One of the rescuers present at the spot told Dawn on phone that they recovered bodies of two children and a 19 years old girl. On Saturday rescuers had recovered four bodies, including three children and a woman. Army rescue workers also participated in the rescue operation.
A bus carrying people to a wedding party had fallen in Budhni nullah on Friday due to negligence of the driver.
The rescue operation continued till 8pm on Sunday, said an official of the Rescue 1122. “We recovered three bodies in a deep area of the nullah near Daman bridge,” he further said.Two teams of the Rescue 1122 participated in the search of the bodies at shifts.
Meanwhile, a police constable was killed by unknown armed persons in Yakkatoot area on Sunday morning. The policeman was identified as Farman, presently deputed at the Yakkatoot police station.
According to the father of the deceased policeman, his son was on his way home when unknown persons shot him dead. He said they had no enmity with anyone. Police registered FIR and started investigation.