Pakistan: 19 people injured in Swat road accident

23rd Apr 2014

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SWAT, (Dawn): At least 19 people were injured on Wednesday when an over-speeding pick-up they were travelling in plunged into a trench near Swat’s Marghazar road, DawnNews reported.

The accident took place when the pick-up lost control due to failed brakes and fell into a trench.The victims included three children.

Police personnel and rescue teams reached the site of the accident and began shifting the injured to a nearby hospital.

Fatal road accidents are common in Pakistan, where traffic rules are rarely enforced and roads in many rural areas are in poor condition.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1101761/19-people-injured-in-swat-road-accident

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