Wednesday, October 5, 2022

26 people among driver killed as passenger bus falls into Indus River

26 people among driver killed as passenger bus falls into Indus River
GILGIT (92 News) –26 people, including driver, were killed Monday morning as a passenger fell into Indus River. According to the details garnered, the bus, carrying 25 passengers, was heading to Skardu from Rawalpindi before it fell into the Indus River. There were no survivors. According to Rondu Assistant Commissioner Murtaza Ali, nine bodies have been taken out while rescue teams from Skardu and Gilgit are on their way to Rondu to retrieve the other bodies. A passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine near Gilgit Baltistan’s Rondu district while taking sharp turn. It was also reported that 25 passengers were onboard the bus travelling from Rawalpindi to Skardu when it fell into the ravine. The spokesperson added Sindh River flows near the place of the crash, however, due to the low level of the water in the river, it is unlikely the bus will drown. After the incident, police personnel and teams arrived at the scene and launched operation to rescue the victims. The rescue operation is underway with teams shifting the wounded to nearby hospitals.