MANSEHRA: A man was killed and his son critically injured when a jeep they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in Telhatta area of Balakot on Sunday.
The jeep, which was on way to Balakot from Telhatta, fell into the gorge after its driver couldn’t hold control over the steering when it developed a technical fault.
The locals shifted the injured to the Civil Hospital Balakot, where doctors pronounced Sardar Naeem Bashir dead. His son was later referred to Ayub Medical Complex Hospital, Abbottabad, in critical condition.
Meanwhile, an explosion occurred in a gas cylinder shop leaving its owner injured and creating panic among people in the heart of the city.
“We responded promptly and put out the fire thus preventing it from engulfing the vehicles parked at the bus terminal nearby,” Amir Khadam, a Rescue 1122 spokesman, told reporters.
He said that the injured shopkeeper, Sakhawat Shah, was shifted to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital after being given first aid on the spot.