Diamer: Father of 21 children dies in road accident

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GILGIT – A man who had 21 children died in a road accident on Wednesday.

The deceased, Pervaiz Khan, was a levy, who belonged to Diamer district.

Police said Pervez is survived by 21 children from three marriages. He was hit by a speeding car. He succumbed to his injuries on the spot.

According to a World Health Organisation report, around 1.35 million people die each year in traffic accidents worldwide, while in Pakistan lack of road safety and road crashes claim around 25,000 people every year.

The report was quoted at a seminar, ‘Road Safety and Challenges of Pakistan’ organised by the Motorway and Highway Police at the University of Peshawar on Tuesday.

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