At least 11 killed, 16 injured after passenger bus plunges into gorge in AJK

Three children are also among the deceased and five passengers are reported to be in critical condition

Our Correspondent May 29, 2021
Photo: Express/File


At least 11 people were killed and 16 others were injured when a passenger bus plunged into a deep gorge in Zamanabad, Muzaffarabad on Saturday.

According to Express, three children were also among the deceased and five passengers were reported to be in critical condition.

The passenger bus was en-route from Rawalpindi to Chakothi village in Hattian Bala District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the police, the rescue teams rushed to the site after the accident and shifted the bodies of three passengers to Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences and six bodies to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), while the other injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Earlier in January, At least eight people were killed and 22 others were injured when a high-speed passenger bus overturned on Bela National Highway in Lasbela district of Balochistan.

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According to reports, among the deceased were also two levies personnel deployed at the check post which the bus hit before it overturned whereas the injured had been shifted to a local hospital.

Edhi officials said that the bus was en-route from Quetta to Karachi.