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8 die as van plunges into gorge

8 die as van plunges into gorge

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Jul 10, 2013 - 18:09

MAIMANA (PANinfo-icon): Eight people, including children, were killed and five others wounded as a result of a road mishap in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Wednesday.

The incident took place around noon when a veered off the road and plunged into a gorge in the Lolash area of Kohistan district, the public healthinfo-icon director said.

Dr. Abdul Ali Halim told Pajhwok Afghan News the vehicle fell into a one-kilometre-deep ravine, killing five men, a woman and two children. Five others were wounded, he said.

The victims, hailing from the same family, were going to participate in a wedding ceremony in Dar-i-Takht area, he said.

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