MANSEHRA: Six members of a family died when a Gilgit-bound car plunged into a ravine in Loter area of Upper Kohistan on Wednesday, an official of Rescue 1122 said.

“Six people, two of them women and a child, were killed when a car they were travelling in went out of the driver’s control while turning a sharp turn on the Karakoram Highway and fell into a gorge,” Rescue 1122 district in-charge Amjid Ali Dawar told reporters.

The car was coming from Rawalpindi, he added.The police and Rescue 1122 teams along with ambulances rushed to the spot, retrieved the bodies from the car and shifted them to a nearby hospital.

Later, the bodies were dispatched to Chilas to be delivered to relatives, Mr Dawar said.

He said that the rescuers had also retrieved the belongings of the deceased from the car, which would be returned to their families.

Mr Dawar said that three of the deceased were identified as Adnan Hassan Khan and his brother Qarar Hassan Khan, and woman namely Mariyam. He said that other victims were without the CNICs.

Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2021

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