22 killed as bus falls into ravine in Azad Jammu Kashmir
Photo courtesy Tariq Naqash, a local journalist

22 killed as bus falls into ravine in Azad Jammu Kashmir

Monitoring Desk:

At least 22 people were killed when a Rawalpindi-bound bus fell into a ravine in Azad Jammu Kashmir on Wednesday.

The 40-seat coaster had started its journey from tehsil headquarters Baloch and after hardly seven kilometres developed a technical fault, according to some witnesses, who said the vehicle first hit the mountain on the left side of the road and then suddenly turned right and fell more than 500 metres down the road.

A man who was sellingĀ pakoras under a tent nearby saw the bus plunge and informed a prayer leader in Majhiari village, some two kilometres towards Baloch, over the telephone about it.

The prayer leader then made announcements on the loudspeaker asking villagers to rush to the accident site to aid in the rescue.

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