Funeral prayers of victims of Babusar bus incident offered

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Sep, 2019. 06:00 pm
Funeral of Babusar bus incident’s victims offered in Gilgit

The funeral prayers of the victims of Babusar bus incident was offered in Helipad ground Gilgit here on Monday.

Governor Raja Jalal Hussain, Chief Minister Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Speaker Fida Muhammad Nashad Force Commander Northern Area Maj Gen Ehsan Mehmood Khan and other military and civil officials attended the funeral prayer.

According to Inter-Service Public Relations, nine dead bodies of Army personnel who were martyred in the tragic bus incident were dispatched to Islamabad by C-130 and 16 civilians to Skardu through Pak Army Helicopter.

At least twenty-six people lost their lives and twelve others got injured after a passenger bus rammed into a roadside hill at Gattidas area in Babusar Sunday morning.

At least 27 people including 10 army soldiers died Sunday in a road accident in northwestern Pakistan.

According to the details, the bus hit a rock and plunged into a ravine in Babusar Top.

A statement issued by the ISPR said an Army Aviation helicopter was used to shift the injured to hospital in Pakistan Army’s relief and rescue operation after the accident.

The accident happened in the Babusar Top area, bordering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with Gilgit-Baltistan.

Police said at least 27 people including women and children were killed in the accident and at least 11 injured.

The deceased and injured had been shifted to a hospital.

Police further said that rescuers were having difficulty in reaching the difficult-to-access area.

Gilgit-Baltistan Spokesperson Faizullah Faraqwhile confirmed that 27 people had been killed in the accident while 12 of the 15 passengers are in critical condition.

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