KOHAT: At least 17 people including women and children were killed in a road accident here on Thursday night.
According to a statement by Rescue 1122 Kohat, the accident took place near Kohat Tunnel on the Indus Highway. An official of the Rescue 1122 and District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) said the accident occurred late at night when a coach rammed into a trailer near the Kohat Tunnel.
The coach was heading to Peshawar from South Waziristan and had passengers who were proceeding to different destinations. The Rescue 1122 teams and police rushed to the site and shifted the dead and injured to the DHQ Hospital. The doctors at the health facility confirmed 17 deaths. The casualties were feared to rise as some of the injured were in critical condition.
Pictures released by Rescue 1122 showed a huge trawler overturned on the highway as several rescue officials provided help to the injured.
Last week, another unfortunate accident was reported in Kohat when a boat capsized in the Tanda Dam lake in the city, resulting in 51 casualties.
The boat capsized on Sunday as a group of over 50 students from Mir Bash Khel seminary, in the 8-14 age group, had gone for a picnic with the seminary’s caretaker.