Five die in Gilgit bus accident

The bus was carrying a wedding procession; bridegroom among the dead.

Express October 25, 2010


Five people died and five others were injured after a bus carrying a wedding procession comprising family and guests veered off the road and plunged into a ravine in the Goru area near Gilgit on Sunday.

The bridegroom was among those killed in the accident. Four people died on the spot, while one of those injured passed away on the way to the hospital.

According to police, the wedding procession was heading to Gilgit from Hunza when the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the ravine. Authorities said the road was under construction.

Rescue workers started relief efforts immediately after getting reports of the incident but efforts were hindered due to the darkness.


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M H Waziri | 10 years ago | Reply Untill the construction of Karakoram Highway (KKH) such insidents would happen. The consecutive silence of Government on lazy work of KKH construction is beyond imagination. All this scenario clarifies that Pakistani government is not interested in rehabilitation and development of 'Lawless State'i.e. Gilgit Baltistan. The Pak Government is also interested in giving the royalty of Diamer dam. The recent autonomy given to GB is just to stop the voices which raised against the construction of this dam. Since the affliation of GB with Pakistan, the region had been neglected by evry pakistani government. because of the injustices and great gams played by pak governments, the youth of Gb are converting rapidly towards nationalism, which would lead to chaotic and subversive effects on Pak governments.
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