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18 killed as passenger bus falls into Indus river in Pakistan

Islamabad: A minibus fell into the Indus river in Pakistan’s north Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing at least 18 people, including three women and a child, officials said.

The vehicle, carrying 18 passengers, was on its way to Rawalpindi city in east Punjab province on Sunday night when the accident took place, the officials were quoted as saying by the Geo news.

The bus, authorities said, was travelling from Gilgit-Baltistan’s Ghizer district to Pindi when, midway the driver lost control and it plummeted into the river, the report said.


Hamidur Rehman, Kohistan district commissioner, confirmed the accident and said the bodies were recovered.

The rescue work had been completed and all the bodies had been moved to a nearby hospital.

However, one woman miraculously survived in the accident, but her condition is not yet known.