Road mishap in At­tock claims 9 lives

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

AT­TOCK: At least 9 peo­ple lost their lives while 5 were crit­i­cally in­jured on Tues­day as a wagon car­ry­ing pas­sen­gers from Matthial to Pindi Ghaip col­lided with an oil tanker on the Matthial-Pindi Ghaip Road. The in­jured are be­ing shifted to hos­pi­tals.

Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, the driver was try­ing to reach the pas­sen­gers wait­ing on the Matthial Chowk when an oil-tanker com­ing at full speed from the op­po­site di­rec­tion sud­denly struck the wagon. The wagon fell into the trench, caus­ing 8 to die on the spot while 1 more suc­cumbed to in­juries in the Dis­trict Head-Quar­ters (DHQ) Hos­pi­tal, Jund. The crit­i­cally in­jured are be­ing shifted to var­i­ous hos­pi­tals of At­tock. Sources told Dunya News that the wagon was com­pletely de­stroyed while the driver also died in the ac­ci­dent.

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