ABBOTTABAD: A passengers van plunged into a deep ditch at Havelian, killing six persons, including four female teachers, and injuring five others, on Thursday.
The school van carrying teachers and students of Government Middle School Kiyala when reached the Rajoya Village, fell into a deep ravine due to overspeeding.
As a result, school teachers Rifaat Shaheen, Nighat Bibi, Fauzai Bibi, Darya Bibi and students Faizan and Furqan died on the spot while Mohtasim Bibi, Najwa Shafique, Zohra Jan, Malka Bibi and driver Shafique sustained critical wounds.Soon after the accident, local volunteers reached the spot and started a rescue operation to rescue the bodies and injured and shifted them to nearby Havelian Rural Health Centre, and some of them to Abbottabad Ayub Teaching Hospital (ATH), however, according to ATH sources the death toll may increase. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakthunkhwa Minister for Environment and Forests Wajid Khan expressed grief over the loss of human lives and directed the hospital administration to provide best medical facilities to the injured. abdul khaliq qureshi.