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MANSEHRA: At least 10 people, including nine women, were killed and another five sustained critical injuries when a jeep fell into a deep ravine in Balla Schain area of Kaghan valley on Wednesday.

The passengers were on way back to their village after attending a marriage ceremony in Balakot when the driver of the jeep while negotiating a sharp turn lost control over the steering, plunging the vehicle into a ravine.

The locals rushed to the scene and retrieved the injured and shifted them to the tehsil headquarters hospital, Balakot, where doctors pronounced 10 of them dead.

Doctors said five of the seriously injured people were referred to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital.

Those killed were identified as Fatima, Said Noor, Mehranun Nisa, Shamila Bibi, Ayahs Bibi, Khanum Nisa, Sidra Bibi, Amina, Mehnaz and Mohammad Safeer.

The Balakot police lodged FIR of the accident and started further investigations.

Published in Dawn, June 21st, 2018

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