At least 26 people were killed and 46 others injured when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in northern Pakistan, police said yesterday.
The crash took place near Dhok Pathan village, some 115km southwest of the capital Islamabad late Wednesday.
“At least 26 people have died and 46 others were injured when a passenger bus lost control at a slope and veered off into a deep ravine,” local police official Fazal Abbas told AFP.
The bus was carrying members of Tableeghi Jamaat – a Sunni evangelical group– from the northwestern town of Kohat to the eastern city of Raiwind, near Lahore where their annual gathering was taking place, he added.
Abbas said that most of the injured were discharged from hospital after receiving medical treatment, but at least 10 seriously wounded passengers were sent to Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjoining the capital Islamabad.
Officials added that the bus was not driving on its usual route when it crashed and was plying hilly roads after another motorway had been closed due to dense fog and traffic.
A local government official confirmed the accident and toll
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