17 killed in accident near Kohat tunnel

At least 17 people were killed in a head-on collision between a van and a truck on Indus Highway near Kohat Tunnel toll plaza on Thursday

According to details, the ill-fated coach was on its way to Peshawar from Lakki Marwat

It was hit by the truck coming from the opposite direction

Women and children travelling in the coach were among the deceased

One person was injured in the mishap

Police and rescue officials reached the site of the accident and shifted the bodies and injured to a hospital in Kohat

The deceased were identified as Noor Rehman, Sailan, Akhtar Ali, Ashraf Ali, Adnan Khan, Irfan, Hameed, Aijaz, Sardar Ali and driver Saifullah

Three children and a woman were also among the dead

Police started an investigation after the registration of a case

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his grief over the loss of precious lives in the accident

In a statement, the foreign minister said the authorities concerned should take steps to prevent such mishaps in the future

Date:16-Apr-2023 Reference:View Original Link