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Pakistan

Web Desk
September 22, 2019

10 Pak Army soliders among 27 dead in Babusar Top road accident

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Sep 22, 2019
The ill-fated bus was going from Skardu to Rawalpindi. Picture:Twitter

Peshawar: At least 27 people including  10 army soldiers died   Sunday in a road accident in   northwestern Pakistan.

According to AFP,  the  bus hit a rock and plunged into a ravine in Babusar Top.

The Inter-Services  Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, said the bodies and injured have been airlifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Gilgit. 

A statement issued by the ISPR said an Army Aviation helicopter was used to shift the injured to hospital in  Pakistan Army's relief and rescue operation after the accident. 

Local administration official Aurangzeb Haider told AFP four women and six children were among the dead, while senior police official Zaibullah Khan said six of the injured were in critical condition.

The accident happened in the Babusar Top area, bordering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to police, the incident took place  when the ill-fated bus going from Skardu to Rawalpindi  crashed into a mountain while making a sharp turn.