Five of family killed as car hits wall in Rawalpindi

Five of a family were killed as their car hit the wall of an under-construction bridge in Gujar Khan tehsil in the early hours of Sunday.
According to rescue sources, the deceased include a man, his wife and three daughters. The accident had left one of the three daughter’s injured. She was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her wounds there.
The family was en route to Islamabad from Chakwal when the accident occurred.
Road accidents on long routes are a common occurrence in Pakistan and other parts of the globe.
In June, At least 10 of a family were killed and four others injured after a jeep plunged into a ravine in Mansehra’s tehsil Balakot.
The ill-fated vehicle met with the accident near Bela Sacha after the driver lost control of the jeep while negotiating a curve, according to local police.
The family was travelling back home after attending an engagement ceremony in Sharan.
The vehicle’s driver was among the four critically injured persons who were shifted to a hospital in Balakot.
The deceased include eight women and two children.
Earlier this year, on January 15, four people, including three women and a child, were killed after a car fell into a ditch in Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the police, the accident occurred due to speeding.
On January 12, at least six people were killed and 26 injured when a bus fell into a ditch in Kashmir’s Poonch town.