KOHISTAN: At least 22 military personnel and three civilians were killed when their bus plunged into a trench on Karakoram Highway near Samar Nala Saturday morning. Five others were injured in the accident.
The police said that the accident was caused due to reckless driving and the driver lost control of the steering while taking a blind turn.
DPO Kohistan Akbar Ali said that the bus was carrying 30 passengers – most of them military personnel of Northern Light Infantry Unit of Pakistan Army.
The dead, including Colonel Ikramul Haq and Lieutenant Sher Murad, were shifted to Gilgit while the injured were flown to Rawalpindi Combined Military Hospital.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the passengers belonged to Gilgit and were travelling back home from Rawalpindi for vacations.
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