Kohistan bus accident kills 15, injures 22

Published: May 3, 2012

The van went out of driver’s control due to speeding.

KOHISTAN: At least 15 people were killed and 22 others sustained injuries after a passenger bus fell into a ravine in the Komila district of Kohistan area early Thursday, police said.

The accident occurred when the bus was en route to Skardu from Rawalpindi by Karakoram Highway (KKH).

A resident said that those killed included women and children.

According to reports reaching Gilgit, the driver also died in the accident that occurred due to speeding.

Locals of the area on self-help basis immediately launched a rescue operation and pulled out the deceased and the injured and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • true muslim
    May 3, 2012 - 10:43AM

    This is second accident in row after Killing of innocent passengers of Gilgit and Skardu bond buses. The banned Jandola claimed responsibility of the first attack in Kohistan in which 18 passengers were killed and later an angry mob repeated the same killing over 20 and burning buses. Both were declared as reaction of killings in Gilgit.

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  • May 3, 2012 - 11:58AM

    May Allah grant them Jannah, Rest in Peace

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  • Muhammad Khan
    May 3, 2012 - 2:16PM

    @true muslim:
    It is not right to justify any act of terrorism by saying that the tragedies of Chilas and Kohistan are reaction of killings in Gilgit. If Chilas killings are reaction of gilgit incident, then what happened exactly in Gilgit before Kohistan killings? Absolutely, nothing. The media should have courage to declare terrorism as terrorism. Giving justifications for mass murdering is not right.

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  • johar
    May 3, 2012 - 2:46PM

    tragic strikes again in the same placeRecommend

  • Basharat Hussain
    May 3, 2012 - 6:09PM

    Friends, but in this incident the Locals of the area on self-help basis immediately launched a rescue operation and pulled out the deceased and the injured and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals, as reported Express Tribune. This is an another side of the coin. plz dont igore the humanistics aspects of the people. Plz dont try to relate this incident with the other ones.

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  • true muslim
    May 4, 2012 - 12:29AM

    Now, the road is open for single sect. God knows, who is going to win the benefits.

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  • Alamdar
    May 4, 2012 - 9:04AM

    Friends, but in this incident the Locals of the area on self-help basis immediately launched a rescue operation and pulled out the deceased and the injured and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals, as reported Express Tribune. This is an another side of the coin. plz dont igore the humanistics aspects of the people. Plz dont try to relate this incident with the other ones.

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