BAJAUR AGENCY - Three people died and four others received injures when a pickup van fell into a roadside deep ravine in far-flung mountainous area of Barang tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Sunday, officials said.

They said that the pickup was carrying passengers from Khar to Barang when the driver lost control over the vehicle and it plunged into a deep ditch. As a result three passengers died on the spot while four others received injuries.

The deceased were identified as Sher Khan, Sher Alam and his wife.

Soon after the accident, the administration along with local residents rushed to the scene and started rescue work there. The injured were shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital in Batkhela, Malakand Agency. According to the locals, condition of the two of the injured was stated to be critical. The local administration registered a case against the driver and started investigation into the accident.