Major road accident in Pakistan, bus full of passengers fell into ditch, 20 passengers died

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The incident took place on the strategic Karakoram Highway in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan region, a police official said. The bus was going from Rawalpindi to Gilgit. The officer said that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to which it overturned. The official said that there were 43 passengers in the bus at the time of the accident.

Peshawar. At least 20 people were killed and 21 others were injured when a bus skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Pakistan on Friday. Police gave this information. The incident took place on the strategic Karakoram Highway in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan region, a police official said. The bus was going from Rawalpindi to Gilgit. The officer said that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to which it overturned. The official said that there were 43 passengers in the bus at the time of the accident.

He said the injured were taken to Chilas hospital and army helicopters assisted in the rescue operation. According to him, the bodies of the deceased and the injured were taken to the hospital and the deceased are being identified. The source said the death toll was likely to rise as the condition of many of the injured was critical. The official said that three women were also among the dead. Diamer Deputy Commissioner Faiyaz Ahmed told Pakistani news channel Geo News that the condition of at least five injured passengers was critical while two others had been shifted to Gilgit city.

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Haji Gulbar Khan expressed grief over the incident and directed the administration to provide immediate medical aid to the injured. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief over the deaths and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families. He instructed the officers to provide all possible treatment to the injured.

President Asif Ali Zardari also expressed grief and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. Home Minister Mohsin Naqvi also expressed grief over the incident and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. Road accidents are common in Pakistan and most of them are caused by untrained drivers driving at high speed.

Disclaimer: CricketInFocus has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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