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2 killed, 14 injured as passenger van plunges into deep gorge in AJK

Altaf Hamid Rao,

MIRPUR (AJK): Two person were killed and 14 others injured, after a passenger van skidded off the road and plunged into a deep ravine at Darhaira village of Kotli district, about 70 km from Mirpur divisional headquarter late Wednesday night , police said.
When contacted, SSP Kotli Raja Irfan Salim told this Correspondent over telephone on Thursday that the Heno van ( LRT – 9140) met the accident following over speeding due to negligence of the driver.
Two of its occupants including Shakir s/o Saghir, r/o Seiri Khandhar village and Sayam s/o Ayub r/o Naara Mora village, died on the spot – besides injuring of 14 other passengers. Injured were rushed to District hospital Kotli where their condition if stated to be out of danger.
The SSP categorically denied some social media reports about the mishap showing the highest number of the casualties in the accident as against the factual figure of the death of only two passengers.

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