Two female students killed, 15 injured in road accident

A.R. Abid Bunery

BUNER: At least two female students were killed and fifteen others were injured when a coach of private school faced a road accident at Tangoo Chowk Bajkatta area of Buner on Wednesday.

As per details, the mini coach bearing NCP.AD 294 number of Khudija Public School & College carrying students to schools entered into shops near Tangoo chowk Bajkatta area early morning. Two female students identified as Kalsoom Bibi student of 9th class resident of Shalbandi area and Robina Bibi student of 1st year from Amnawar village and fifteen others were injured.

Police arrested the coach driver identified as Syed Sajjad Ali Shah of Shalbandi and he was blamed for over speeding and the accident was happened just because of his carelessness during driving.

The two serious injured students namely Gulalai, and Saweera shifted to Peshawar due to precarious health condition while Amna, Maryam, Minha were admitted at DHQ hospital Daggar for long treatment.

The others were sent to homes after getting medical treatment at DHQ Daggar and RHC Dewana Baba, the police, hospital and family sources confirmed.

The Gagra police confirmed that the case against the driver was registered on the complaint of one Fazal Raziq, uncle of the killed student Kalsoom.

The inhabitants of the district have expressed deep concern over this tragic accident and pointed out that most of the public schools transports were out dated and in dilapidated condition while the young driver’s trend to carry young school students was time and again brought into the notice of the concerned but to no avail.