At least two personnel of Pakistan Rangers were killed while 10 others were injured as their vehicle overturned on Islamabad motorway on Thursday.
As many as 14 Rangers were travelling from Islamabad to Tarbela when the tie-rod of their double-cabin vehicle broke near Fateh Jang area, causing it to overturn.
As a result, a Hawaldar and a Lance Naik were killed while 10 others were injured who were shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH). Two of the injured are said to be in critical condition.
Army officer killed after falling off road along blocked motorway
The paramilitary force have started an investigation into the incident, while an inquiry committee has also been formed to probe the occurrence.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of lives of Rangers personnel as a result of the accident. Expressing sympathies with the bereaved families, Nisar prayed for early recovery of those injured.
Earlier on October 29, a Lt Colonel of Pakistan Army was killed while a Major sustained injuries as they fell into a ditch on the Motorway near Hazro. Both the officials were going back to Nowshera from Rawalpindi in a military convoy.
The officers climbed off their vehicle as the routes were blocked with containers. Owing to darkness, they both fell off the road edge into a ditch along the Motorway.
Motorway pile-up leaves 19 dead
Last week, at least 19 people died and over 146 received injuries when around a dozen vehicles collided with each other due to fog on M-2 Motorway in Punjab’s Hafizabad district.
Some reports said the pile-up occurred two kilometres after Kot Sarwar Interchange when the driver of a Lahore-bound bus suddenly applied brakes after missing a turn on the road due to smog.
The vehicles coming from behind at a considerable speed rammed into each other, causing the disaster. The vehicles included a truck, three Mazdas, two coasters, two buses, a minibus and two cars.
Courtesy : Express Tribune