Passenger bus plunges into deep ravine in Pakistan, killing at least 19 nationals

A passenger bus skidded off a mountain road and plunged into a deep ravine in heavy rain in south-west Pakistan on Sunday, killing 19 people and injuring 12 others, a government official said.


Mahtab Shah, deputy administrator of Shirani district in Balochistan province, said about 35 passengers were traveling on the bus. He said rescue workers were searching the wreckage of the wrecked vehicle and the surrounding area for survivors.

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Shah said the bus appeared to have skidded on the wet road during heavy rain and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which fell about 61 meters into the ravine.

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Fatal road accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and disregard for traffic rules, as well as poorly maintained vehicles. Last month, a similar accident killed 22 people when a bus plunged into a ravine in Qila Saifullah district.

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