16 killed in bus in northern Pakistan resulting from landslide

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16 killed in bus in northern Pakistan resulting from landslide
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Police stated a landslide in northern Pakistan Sunday buried a minibus below mud and rock, killing all 16 people.
Rescuers dug for hours in hopes of finding the survivors, however native police officer Waqil Khan stated the search was on until late Sunday after the restoration of 16 bodies, together with the driver and 4 troopers.
He stated the bus was pushed right into a deep moat and buryed on the side of a mountain road from Rawalpindi city in Punjab province to the attractive city of Skardu within the Gilgit Baltistan area.
Local administrator Miraj Alam stated the bodies had been being shifted to the district hospital, and landslides occurred on the Jaglot-Skardu road within the Tanglos area.
Road accidents are frequent in Pakistan, primarily resulting from insufficient enforcement of security requirements and insufficient infrastructure, particularly on battered hilly paths. In March, a passenger bus broke down a winding mountain street and fell right into a ravine in northern Pakistan, killing a minimum of 19 people and injuring several others.
Landslides are also frequent within the nation after heavy monsoon rains and cause extensive harm to hilly areas.
Skardu is situated in a complex of mountain ranges that comprise the Himalayas, and is the gateway to the town K2, the highest peak on the earth after Mt. Everest. A large number of native and overseas vacationers go to the summit yearly. Skardu is about 240 kilometers (150 mi) north of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
[Attribution HT]

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