Driver unbelievably survives after boulder crushes brand-new car in Pakistan, but three passengers are killed
- Rashid Iqbal, 46, was driving his new Suzuki when a landslide suddenly crushed his car
- A one-ton boulder landed inches from the driver’s head
- The landslide took place in the city of Dhirkot in the southern region of Azad Kashmir
A driver in Pakistan escaped death just inches after his brand-new car was crushed by a landslide of large boulders.
Rashid Iqbal, 46, was driving three passengers in his new Suzuki when a one-ton boulder suddenly crushed the car and killed his three companions.
The landslide occurred on March 24 in the city of Dhirkot in the southern Pakistani region of Azad Kashmir.
Rashid Iqbal, 46, was driving three passengers in his new Suzuki when the one-ton rock suddenly crushed the car. He was the sole survivor
A one-ton boulder fell directly on Iqbal’s new car, crushing it and killing the three passengers who were with him. The large boulder missed Iqbal’s head just inches
Locals hurridley stepped in to help and hammered through the car windows in hopes of rescuing any survivors.
Fortunately, the driver survived the landslide and only sustained minor head injuries
Once the locals saw the driver, they cut through the shattered car door with an ax to release him.
A resident held Iqbal’s head as they pried the wreck apart slightly to save him.
The rescue mission lasted about two hours.
Iqbal was towed from the rubble and debris and rushed to hospital.
Amazingly, the driver only sustained minor head injuries.
Iqbal was driving three passengers in his all-new Suzuki when the car was crushed by the sudden landslide. Locals rushed to the scene in an attempt to rescue survivors
It took a two-hour rescue mission to get Iqbal out of the wreckage. Heavy machinery was needed to get the three passengers out, all of whom died on the spot
Heavy machinery was needed to pull the three passengers out of the wreckage, although the three died on the spot.
One witness said, “It was his day to escape. There are good days and bad days. It was one of the worst tragedies that happened to us after the loss of three others, you know human life is priceless.”