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Jeep falls into Neelum River, 10 killed

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MUZAFFARABAD: At least 10 people were killed and three others injured in a road accident in Neelum valley of Azad Kashmir on Wednesday morning.

The jeep carrying the 13 passengers from upper Neelum valley was coming to Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, when it fell into the river. As a result, 10 passengers lost their lives while three were injured and shifted to hospital by rescue personnel.

The jeep was coming to Muzaffarabad from Upper Lawat village when it skidded off the road and fell into the flooded river. The cause of the accident could not be known but bad weather may be responsible as it was raining in in the valley.

Rescue officials said that due to rain they could not launch a search operation to recover the dead bodies. However, the jeep was retrieved from the river.

Four people died in another accident involving a car of tourists from Punjab which fell into a river in Astore, Gilgit-Baltistan, on Tuesday.

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