LAKKI MARWAT: Ten persons, including two women and a girl, were killed and scores of others were injured in road accidents during the Eid days, the police and rescue officials said on Friday.

Police said a pick-up truck overturned and hit a loader rickshaw on the Peshawar-Karachi highway near Tajazai area of Lakki Marwat, killing six people on the spot and injuring 19 others.

They said four people, travelling in the rickshaw, died on the spot. They were identified as driver Sohail Khan, Maulana Amjad, Naib Bibi and Marium Bibi, residents of Tittekhel.

Truck driver, Rasool Khan along with Shah Mohammad, residents of Tank district, were also killed in the accident.

Six including two women die as truck hits rickshaw in Lakki

Police said the injured hailed from Tank district, and Titterkhel Shahbazkhel areas of Lakki.

They said the deceased and the injured were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital, Tajazai.

Separately, two people died and 10 others were injured in a collision between two pick-up trucks near Kurrum Bridge on the Indus Highway.

A rescue official said the injured also included women and children. He said the bodies and wounded people were shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Naurang.

In Swabi, a soldier of Frontier Constabulary died and his brother and daughter were injured in a road accident on first day of Eidul Fitr (Wednesday), the police said.

The police said the deceased, Nooral Amin, hailing from Naro Kallay area, was on leave and returning home from his father-in-law’s house along with his brother, Raziq Amin and five-year-old daughter, Arosa Khan, on a motorcycle, when a passenger coach, coming on the wrong side of the Swabi-Mardan Raod hit their bike near Naro Kallay bus stop.

As result, Amin died on the spot and his daughter and brother were injured critically. Later, they were taken to Bacha Khan Teaching Hospital, Shahmansoor.

Immediately after the accident, the residents blocked the road, demanding that a U-turn at the Naro Kallay bus stop should be removed.

Meanwhile, an FIR was registered against the coach driver in Swabi city police station.

In Lower Dir, a minor girl was killed when a car and a motorcycle collided head-on in Mian Banda area on Eid day.

Rescue 1122 officials said the girl hailed from Khall area.

They said several youths were also injured in different road mishaps. One of the injured youths, hailing from Osakai area, was referred to a Peshawar hospital in critical condition.

Rescue emergency and medical teams provided the injured with first aid and shifted some of them to nearby hospitals.

In Kohat, five young men were injured when a car they were travelling in fell into a deep ravine on Bannu Road on the second day of Eidul Fitr (Thursday).

A Rescue 1122 team shifted the injured to the KDA Teaching Hospital after providing them first aid on the spot.

The injured were identified as Tariq Iqbal, 22, Tariq, 24, Asad, 26, Sofian, 25, and Subhan.

Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2024

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