16 die in Muzaffarabad accident
MUZAFFARABAD: At least 16 persons died and six others were wounded when a tourist van they were traveling in plunged into a deep gorge in Devlian Town, nearly 25 kilometers from here , on Saturday, officials said.
The ill-fated van (LWC-3787) carrying tourists from Islamabad was on way to Athmuqam, the district headquarters of Neelum Valley when it skidded of the road while negotiating a sharp curve.
All victims were from Rawalpindi and Islamabad and were on way to the most captivating Neelum valley for leisure during summer vacations, reportedly.
Police clamed to start rescue activities soon after the accident and all injured were shifted to CMH Muzaffarabad. Police said 12 people died on the spot, whereas remaining four succumbed to their injuries on way to a hospital.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Jul 2010 00:00:00 IST
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