Eight die in road accidents in Dir Lower, Khyber

TIMERGARA: Around six people were killed after a passenger van collided with a security personnel vehicle here Saturday, officials at the district administration said.

The officials said that a passenger van enroute Rawalpindi from Chitral collided with a security forces vehicle near Shagokas area, eight kilometrs from here. As a result, four women Safra Bibi, Khurshid Bibi, Safia Begum and Bariza Bibi died.

Besides, seven others were injured who were shifted to District Headquarters Hopspital.

Meanwhile, two people including a woman were killed and eleven others were injured after a passenger van collided with Frontier Corps vehicle near Landi Kotal. Names of the deceased could not be ascertained. The injured were hospitalized.

Both accidents were caused by bad weather and rainstorm.