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Accident in Lower Dir claims eight lives

February 01, 2012

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital. — Photo by AP

PESHAWAR: Eight people were killed and 13 were injured when a passenger coach traveling toward northwestern Pakistan’s Upper Dir fell into a ravine, DawnNews reported.

The bus, which began its journey in Lower Dir’s Timergara area, was carrying 21 passengers, including women and children.

Police said the accident occurred due to over speeding and slippery road conditions caused by snowfall.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.