Skardu: More than 10 people and a passenger bus buried in landslide

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Oct, 2020. 02:15 pm

A landslide buried a minibus with 15 people into a ravine along the mountainous road in Skardu.

According to the details, the passenger bus was carrying 15 passengers when it was traveling from Rawalpindi to Skardu and fell into a ravine due to the landslide.

Landslides after heavy monsoon rain are common in Pakistan and are the cause of widespread damage in areas of mountainous terrain.

Rescue operations are underway as the injured are being evacuated and shifted to the nearby hospital for medical treatment.

The rescue operations have also been launched to remove the rubble.

Earlier in March this year, at least 19 people were killed and six others injured when a passenger bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a deep ravine. The bus was on its way from Rawalpindi to Skardu when it fell into the ravine at Ruondoo near Gilgit.

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