22 People Killed After Bus Falls Into Ravine in Southwest Pakistan

A speeding bus in Pakistan veered off a narrow mountain road and plummeted into a ravine in a remote area of southwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 22 passengers, including women and children, a government official said.

The accident occurred in Baluchistan province’s Qilla Saifullah district, about 200km north of capital Quetta.

Abdul Ali, an eyewitness, told the Associated Press that he saw the bus going faster, skidding and falling into the ravine. He said people from a nearby village alerted police who rushed to the scene.

Deputy district administrator Mohammad Qasim said there were no survivors, adding that rescuers were trying to transport bodies to a nearby hospital.

Local media reports, however, said a child was injured in the accident.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: The Independent, Anuj Pant