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Road accidents on the rise during Eid holidays

CHITRAL: Road accidents increased in Chitral during Eidul Fitr holidays as scores of people sustained injuries and one person lost his life.

A taxi car (ghogay) fell into a ravine at Domun Broz on Wednesday evening, Rescue 1122 said.

The car was coming to Domun Broz when it met with the accident. The drive sustained minor injuries while there was no passenger onboard.

Rescuers reached the spot after being informed about the accident. They also had a recovery vehicle but it could not reach the spot to take out the car due to the uneven terrain.

The rescue staff and local people then pulled up the car with the help of ropes. The drive was provided first aid and sent home.

During the last four days of Eidul Fitr holiday, a large number of people, especially driving motorcycles, met with road accidents and sustained injuries.

One person lost his life and seven others were injured in a road traffic accident near Naghar on Sunday. In another accident, the driver of a taxi car was injured when his vehicle fell into a ravine at Ragh Lasht whiel going to Broz from Kuju.

Three people were injured in two motorcycle accidents in Chitral town. Two persons also sustained injuries when their bikes collided with each other at Drosh bazaar during the Eid holidays.


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