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20 Killed as Passenger Bus falls into Indus River


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Mar, 2020. 10:33 am
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Passenger Bus

At least Twenty people died as passenger bus route to Skardu from Rawalpindi fell into Indus river.

As per details, five others sustained serious injuries.

Police personnel and rescue authorities reached at the spot and carried out  operations.

The security officers told that the incident took place while Passenger Bus taking sharp turn.

Earlier nine people killed and several others sustained injuries after a passenger bus carrying 24 passengers skidded off the road in Bagh District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and fell into a ravine.

Witnesses told accident occurred after the driver lost control on bus because of the slippery road in Arja town,

This caused vehicle to plunge into a deep gorge while marking a sharp turn, killing six people on the spot.

Thirteen passengers shifted to a nearby hospital where three of them reportedly succumbed to their injuries, raising the death toll to nine.

AJK President Sardar Masood Khan expressed grief over loss of precious lives and prayed for quick recovery of injured.

He offered condolence to families of those who lost their lives.

He directed officials concerned to ensure the best possible treatment to the injured.

“Deeply distressed to know of a fatal road accident at Arja near Bagh in which many lives have been lost.”

“My thoughts and prayers are with bereaved families.”

“May Allah give them strength to bear this loss. I have directed officials to ensure the best possible treatment to injured,” President Masood tweeted.

The Tweet Wrote:

Deeply saddened to know of the fatal road accident at Arja near Bagh in which many precious lives were lost. My thoughts & prayers are with bereaved families. May Allah give them strength to bear this loss. Have directed officials to ensure the best possible treatment to injured.

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