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15 killed as jeep plunges into Neelum River

10 July, 2024 20:22

MUZAFFARABAD: At least 15 people were killed and two were injured when a passenger jeep plunged into Neelum River on Wednesday.

According to the police, the Muzaffarabad-bound jeep was transporting 16 people, including the driver.

The bodies were sent to the District Headquarters Hospital, whereas, the wounded passengers were taken to the Muzaffarabad Combined Military Hospital.

Additionally, a woman cutting grass and two children were also injured at the scene.

Initial assessment suggests that the tie-rod of the passenger jeep broke, causing the driver to lose control”.

The passengers who lost their lives belonged to two families of Lawat Bala village in the Neelum Valley. The bodies were handed over to their respective kin and their funeral prayers will be offered in the village before they are laid to rest.

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