PESHAWAR: Truck fell into the Swat River, 16 died

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Pakistan (AP) Police say a truck fell into the Swat River in northwestern Pakistan, died 16 members of an extended family

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Local police officer Khursheed Khan said the accident occurred Tuesday near the village of Peshman, 250 kms (150 miles) northeast of Peshawar, capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He says five women and 10 minors are among the dead. Khan says some people are still missing and that a search is being borne away.

Khan says all the dead belonged to an extended family and they were moving to the northwestern valley of Kalam from eastern Punjab province.

Pakistan has one of the world’s worst traffic accident records. Roads and vehicles are poorly maintained, and there is little respect for traffic rules.

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