Passenger bus crash in Diamer claims 26 lives

DIAMER: At least 26 people were killed when a passenger bus crashed into a mountain in Babusar Pass on Sunday.

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According to police, the passenger bus was travelling from Skardu to Rawalpindi when it crashed into a mountain while making turn killing dozens and injuring several passengers on board.

At least 26 people including women and children were killed in the accident and at least 15 injured, said police. The deceased and injured have been shifted to a hospital where an emergency has been declared.

Rescuers were having difficulty in reaching the difficult-to-access area, police further added.

Gilgit-Baltistan Spokesperson Faizullah Faraqwhile speaking to media confirmed 26 people had been killed in the accident while 12 of the 15 passengers were in critical condition.

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