Bus crash kills 25 in northwest Pakistan, after brakes fail

22 Septembre, 2019, 20:41 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Pakistani police say a bus has rammed into a hill after it breaks failed on a mountainous road, killing 22 passengers and injuring 15 in the country's northwest.

The injured have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Chilas, and may be shifted to Gilgit in a helicopter.

He added that the process of identifying the deceased was underway.

The dead bodies of the Pakistan army soldiers have been shifted to the CMH Gilgit. He said the people travelling in the bus were residents of Gilgit.

He said that early Sunday morning, the driver lost control of the bus and it collided against a mountain.

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The injured passengers are reportedly in critical condition, Gilgit Baltistan government spokesperson Faiz Allah said.

The bus was going towards Rawalpindi from Skardu city and there were 40 passengers, including 16 Pakistan Army personnel, the Express Tribune reported.

The driver lost control of the vehicle, due to which it veered off the course and plunged into the ravine.

Rescue and police teams are at the accident site.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), ten army soldiers were also among those killed in the accident. Additionally, he said that a helicopter has been requested from the GB government in order to transport the bodies to Skardu following identification. It is then closed following heavy snowfall at Babusar Top.

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