Gul Hammad Farooqi
CHITRAL: Five people died in a road accident on the Mastuj road, near Reshun village of Chitral.
According to SHO Booni, a passenger vehicle loaded with firewood was on its way from Chitral town to Mastuj, carrying five passengers, including the driver. On reaching the Reshun village, the vehicle fell in a deep ravine, while negotiating a sharp turn. All five people on the vehicle were killed on the spot and the vehicle was completely destroyed.
The dead were identified as driver Sher Akbar of Kargeen village, Nasir Ali Shah of Chwenj, Ali Raza and Nasab Ali Shah of Chapari and Khush Nizar.
Local volunteers and police recovered the dead bodies and were handed them over to their families. Poor road condition and overloading may have caused the accidents, according to local people.