At least 17 dead as bus plunges into ravine near Kohistan

At least 17 dead as bus plunges into ravine near Kohistan

Peshawar (Staff Report): At least 17 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine on the Karakoram Highway on late Sunday.


As per details, a passenger coach was en-route to the garrison city of Rawalpindi from Gilgit-Baltistan’s Ghazr area when it plunged from high depth mountainous terrains of Karakoram Highway.

The van had 18 people on board – only one woman miraculously survived the accident. The deceased include three women and one child.

Rescue workers faced difficulty in reaching the scene of the accident owing to the terrain and darkness. Representatives of the emergency response team said the rescue work had been completed and all the dead bodies moved to a nearby hospital. Most of the deceased hailed from Gilgit-Baltistan.