Six Killed in Car Crash near Bannu
BANNU: Six members of a family displaced from North Waziristan were killed in a car crash on Friday in Bannu’s Domel area when the driver lost control as a result of which the car fell into a ditch.
According to rescue officials, six persons belonging to the same family died on the spot while a six-month-old girl was found in critical condition who was then shifted to a local hospital.
The deceased included two women and three children.
In March the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) decided to tentatively send back families displaced from 29 villages of North Waziristan and Bara, Khyber Agency within a month.
The decision to send back the “temporarily displaced” was taken in a meeting held on March 2 in the provincial capital. The FDMA DG briefed officials about the situation in North Waziristan and March 31 was decided as a tentative date to send back people from 29 villages of Mir Ali subdivision of the agency. Around 12,000 to 13,000 registered families from these villages will be sent back in Phase 1 of the repatriation process from an embarkation point set up at Mirzail check post in FR Bannu.
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