Eight die as jeep plunges into gorge in Abbottabad

ABBOTTABAD: As many many, eight persons died and several others sustained injuries when a passenger jeep carrying tourists fell into a gorge in Abbottabad area of KP Province on Monday.
According to health and rescue officials, the ill-fated jeep was on the way to Abbottabad from Murree. The driver, however, lost control of the steering while negotiating a difficult turn and the jeep plunged into a deep ravine in Khaira Gali.
As a result, six persons died on the spot while several others got injured in the accident. Residents of the area and rescue teams launched an operation after the
accident. However, due to deepening of the gorge, rescue operations were facing difficulties.
The injured were rushed to Murree Hospital by the rescue teams with the help of locals, where two other injured persons breathed their last, taking the toll to eight.
According to the initial police report, the dead and injured included women.

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