POK Pakistan Soldiers Accident: Nine Pakistani soldiers were killed and four others were injured when a vehicle fell into a gorge in Bagh district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). At least nine Pakistani soldiers were killed and four others were injured in a road accident on Sunday in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir’s Bagh district, the rescue service said. According to reports, the incident took place near Shuja Aabad area of the district. Officials said rescuers rushed to the spot immediately after the accident and launched a rescue operation.
Military officials said the truck was part of a military convoy and was headed towards Mang Bajri in Bagh district of Pakistani Kashmir. The accident happened near Shujaabad, about 12 km before its destination, at around 4 am on Sunday. “There were 13 soldiers, including the driver, in the truck and seven of them died on the spot, while the rest were injured,” the army official said. The injured were taken to a hospital in Rawalkot, where two of them succumbed to their injuries, he said. Local police said the truck had fallen about 500 feet (150 metres).
Road accidents on the rise in Pakistan
Road accidents happen frequently in Pakistan. Mainly due to poorly maintained vehicles, dilapidated roads and negligence of road safety measures. In recent days, due to heavy rains in northern Pakistan, there has been a sharp increase in road accidents. Five days ago, a bus and an oil tanker collided in Pakistan. At least 20 people have died in this road accident. At the same time, in November last year, a bus had fallen into a gorge in an area of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), killing 22 passengers.
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