Chitral: Four people including driver killed in road accident

Gul Hammad Farooqi

Chitral, March 29: Four persons died and four were critically injured in a road mishap at Raeen village of Torko valley.  According to SHO Police Station Torkho  Shamsher Elahi a passenger Jeep  bearing registration number RIP 5198 carrying  some 7 passengers from Milp to Raeen at Torkho Tehsil. fell into a deep ravine while negotiating a narrow turn. 4 persons including driver  of vehicle died on the spot and 4 injured badly.

The intra-district roads in Chitral are very dangerous and several dozens of people lose their lives in accidents every year. File Photo

The deceased were identified as Noroz  Khan son of Massar Khan,  Mumtaz son of Ali Murad, Ali hah son of Gohar Khan and Driver Ubaidullah son of Sultan nickname Jano Yar Khan, while Sher Afzal, Rahmadullah, Ahmad Zareen and Rahmat Wazir were injured in this fatal incident.

Injured were shifted to rural health center Shahgram.

Poor condition of the road is being quoted as the major cause of the accident. The road pass through Torkhor river and mountain series but there is no parapet, protection and side wall on road side toward the river.

This road remained blocked last week due to land sliding and in very dilapidated condition.

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