Bus crash kills 16 in northern Pakistan: Officers
PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Sixteen folks have been killed when a passenger bus was pressured off the highway by a landslide in a mountainous space of northern Pakistan on Sunday (Oct 18), officers mentioned.
The bus was travelling from the garrison metropolis of Rawalpindi, close to Islamabad, to the northern city of Skardu when it was struck by the falling rocks, Anas Iqbal, a senior authorities official mentioned in an announcement.
“A landslide in Tungus Skardu buried a (bus) with 16 folks on board,” the assertion mentioned, including that each one 16 our bodies had been recovered by rescue officers.
Native authorities spokesperson Faizullah Faraq put the dying toll at 14.
Pakistan has one of many world’s worst data for deadly visitors accidents, many blamed on poor roads, badly maintained automobiles and reckless driving.
The nation’s northern mountainous areas have a very appalling report with typically unpaved roads alongside sheer cliffs setting the scene for quite a few ugly visitors accidents over time.