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18 killed as passenger bus falls into Indus River in Pakistan

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.

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Islamabad Published on: October 29, 2018 13:16 IST
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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 district Ghizer 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 bodies were recovered.

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

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

Road accidents are common in Pakistan. Most of the mishaps are caused due to reckless driving and bad roads.

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