Nine killed as Jeep falls into deep ravine near Khurshidabad


Bagh, Oct 3 (APP) - A passenger jeep carrying 20 passengers Friday fell into a deep ravine while negotiating a sharp curve near Khurshidabad in District Bagh of Azad Jammu & Kashmir killing nine persons and injuring critically four passengers including a girl. According to Express News on sensing danger most of the passengers jumped from the jeep and managed to save their precious lives. The injured has been shifted to hospital in forward Kahuta.While emergency has been declared in district hospital Bagh. The dead bodies have been retrieved from the ravine following a swift relief operation by locals and police.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has expressed shock and grief over the loss of precious lives in this tragic accident. In a message to AJK President Raja Zulqarnain Khan and Prime Minister Sardar Attique Khan on Friday, the Prime Minister conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families. He prayed for the eternal rest of the departed souls.

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