9 killed, 16 injured after van falls into ditch in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD, May 29: At least nine people were killed and 16 others injured after a passenger van fell into a ditch in Muzaffarabad of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, local media reported on Saturday morning.

Police told media that the dead, including three children, and the injured have been shifted to the hospital.

The ill-fated van was heading towards Chakothi sector of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir from Rawalpindi district of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, according to the reports.

Road accidents are quite frequent in Pakistan mainly due to poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and unprofessional driving—(Xinhua)

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