The van was traveling from Chilas city to Rawalpindi, but the driver lost control once in the Paniba area.
New Delhi. A van carrying passengers fell into a river in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing 17 passengers. The dead included 16 members of the same family. According to media reports, Van Chilas was on his way to Rawalpindi from the city. But at one point in the Paniba area of Kohistan district, the driver lost control. Due to which the van fell into the river Indus.
Read more: French President Emmanuel Macron publicly slapped, two arrested
A private van was rented by a family
The private van was taken by a family, according to police. There were 17 people in it, including the driver. The van fell into the river and sank. The crash killed 17 people. According to reports, 16 members of the same family, including the woman and children, were in the van except the driver. The van driver was also killed in the tragic accident.
Read more: Pfizer Inc. Start testing the vaccine on children under 12, the dose will be reduced
Professional divers called for rescue
According to police, rescue teams tried to find the missing passengers but failed due to rain and the river being deep. Professional divers have been called in along with local volunteers for the rescue operation.