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26 killed as bus rams into hill in Pakistan

 International Desk

 Published: 02:10 PM, 22 September 2019  

Photo: DawnNewsTV

Photo: DawnNewsTV

At least 26 people were killed and many others were injured as a bus has rammed into a hill after it breaks failed on a mountainous road in Pakistan early on Sunday. 

The deceased and injured, which included Pakistan Army troops, have been shifted to the district headquarters hospital in Chilas, said officials. 

Diamer police spokesperson Mohammad Wakeel said that the passenger bus, belonging to a private company, had departed from Skardu yesterday night for Rawalpindi.

He said that early Sunday morning, the driver lost control of the bus and it collided against a mountain on Babusar Pass in the Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan in the country’s northwest. It is not clear yet how the driver lost control of the vehicle. 

An official in the DC office of Diamer, Raja Ashfaq, said that most the of deceased and injured are from Skardu. 

The Babusar Pass road, frequently used by tourists, remains open from the end of June to October every year. It then remains closed following heavy snowfall at Babusar Top.