5 killed in road accident in northern Pakistan-Xinhua

5 killed in road accident in northern Pakistan

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-06-20 15:28:32

ISLAMABAD, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Five tourists were killed and one injured in a road accident in Pakistan's northern Gilgit Baltistan region on Wednesday night, police said.

The accident happened in the valley of Naltar where the tourists were on their way back home after an excursion trip, the region's police told media.

The tourists' jeep fell into a deep ravine when the driver tried to negotiate a sharp turn at the dilapidated road on the mountainous terrain of the valley, police added.

The deceased were members of the same family, and the injured man was shifted to a nearby hospital where his condition was said to be critical.

Road accidents frequently happen in Pakistan due to poorly maintained roads, violation of road safety rules and reckless driving.