Tue. Dec 1st, 2020

Students risking their lives during study tours

One of the students stands on the top, starts dancing

A van moving on the KKH carrying students on its roof. Photo: Javed Karim
A van moving on the KKH carrying students on its roof. Photo: Javed Karim

Gilgit, June 20: Come summers and the students and teachers across Gilgit-Baltistan talk of going for a study tour somewhere in the beautiful valleys.

Excited plans are students and teachers move out in vans, coasters or other vehicles with joy and festivity.

Many a time, however, the study tours end up in horrible road accidents. One of the most frequent types of accidents is students falling off the roof of overloaded vehicles. Dozens of students have lost their lives during such study tours but the practice of taking undue risks continues.

With a little care and supervision the road accidents can be averted and the lives and limbs of these youth can be made safer.

Some of the students beating drum and playing musc on the roof top
Some of the students beating drum and playing musc on the roof top. Photo: Javed Karim 
One of the students stands on the top, starts dancing
One of the students stands on the top, starts dancing. Photo: Javed Karim 
A jolt of the van and the student can fall off the roof, losing his life and turning the joyous voyage into a mourning
A jolt of the van and the student can fall off the roof, losing his life and turning the joyous voyage into a mourning. Photo: Javed Karim 
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