LAKKI MARWAT: One person was killed and 10 others were injured when two passenger vans collided due to dense fog in Lakki Marwat on Wednesday.

Police said the incident happened on the Indus Highway in the morning when two passenger coaches coming from the opposite directions collided due to fog. The Indus Highway was engulfed by the fog in the morning after heavy rain in the area. One passenger van was travelling from Tajori, while other was travelling from Bannu to Dera Ismail Khan.

The injured persons were taken to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Naurang after the accident. The condition of three injured passengers was stated to be critical.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data, average 15 people die every day in traffic accidents across the country. The data from 2004 to 2013 shows that Sindh was deadliest in terms of average people killed in accidents, followed by Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Most of such accidents happen due to untrained drivers, reckless driving, poor condition of roads and poor maintenance of vehicles.

Four die in Nowshera

A dozer operator lost his life when the dozer went out of his control and fell over him during work at a cement factory in Nowshera on Wednesday.

Police said the chain of the dozer was broken due to which it fell over its operator who was working on a mountain. The dozer operator, Muhammad Sardar died on the spot in the incident. The body of Muhammad Sardar was handed over to his heirs after post mortem.

A case about the incident has been filed in Azakhel Police Station by Ghulam Raza, cousin of the deceased. Ghulam Raza said Muhammad Sardar was the sole dozer operator and no one was there to assist him. He demanded investigation into the circumstances in which his cousin died under the dozer. Police have launched investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, three bodies were found in separate areas of Nowshera.

Police said body of a woman was found near Rashkai Interchange on Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway. The woman was strangulated and her body was thrown in the canal. A body was also recovered near Cantt Bus Stand. Another body was found in Kabul River in Khweshgi Bala area of Nowshera Kalan. The body bore bullet marks.

Police said the bodies could not be identified and they were temporarily buried. Police have lodged separate cases.


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