10 army soldiers among 26 killed in bus accident near Babusar Top
GILGIT (92 News) – At least 26 people were killed including 10 Pakistan Army soldiers when a passenger bus rammed into a mountain in Babusar Top on Sunday morning.
According to details garnered, the bus carrying 38 passengers was enroute to Rawalpindi from Skardu when it crashed into a mountain near Babusar Top while making turn killing dozens and injuring several passengers on board.
Gilgit-Baltistan spokesperson Faizullah Faraqwhile confirmed that 26 people including women and children had been killed in the accident while 12 were in critical condition.
The security personnel and teams arrived at the spot and launched rescue activities. The deceased and injured have been shifted to a hospital where an emergency has been declared.
Police further said rescuers were having difficulty in reaching the difficult-to-access area.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), ten army soldiers were also among those killed in the accident. The ISPR said that Pakistan Army troops undertook rescue and relief operation for unfortunate the bus accident at Babusar Top.
“Pakistan army aviation helicopters have evacuated injured to CMH Gilgit for medical treatment,” ISPR said.
The media’s military wing added bodies of 26 passengers including 10 Army soldiers who lost life have also been shifted to CMH Gilgit.