Pakistan bus accident kills 19; injured in hospital

4 July 2022
2022-07-04 09:25

A passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell into a deep ravine in heavy rain in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing 19 people and injuring 12 others, a government official said.

The bus carrying more than 30 people was heading to Quetta from Islamabad. Rescue workers were searching for survivors in the wreckage of the destroyed vehicle and surroundings.

The bus slid on the wet road amid heavy rain and fell about 200 feet into the ravine. Deadly road accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and disregard for traffic laws, as well as poorly maintained vehicles.

Last month, 22 people were killed in a similar accident when a bus fell into a ravine in Qila Saifullah district.

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