Victims of fatal road accident laid to rest in Gilgit

Namaz Janaza of the bride-groom and his two relatives being offered by Qazi Nisar Ahmed in Gilgit. PT Photo

GILGIT: Five people died and five others were injured after a bus carrying a wedding procession comprising family and guests veered off the road and plunged into a ravine in the Goru area near Gilgit on Sunday.

The bridegroom was among those killed in the accident. Four people died on the spot, while one of those injured passed away on the way to the hospital.

According to police, the wedding procession was heading to Gilgit from Hunza when the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the ravine. Authorities said the road was under construction.

Rescue workers started relief efforts immediately after getting reports of the incident but efforts were hindered due to the darkness.

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  1. This is a tragedy for the near and dear ones of the victims. Careless driving leads to such unfortunate incidents, so, we should drive with care. May Allah beriaved the victims family.

  2. very sad incident, we all need to be very careful about safe drivig and the mechenical fitness of the vehical. Any way death comes at its oppointed time. May Allah bless the victums with His Rehma and full the hearts of the affected families with Saber and reward them in Akhira.(Aamin)

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