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16 killed as bus skids into ravine in Pakistan administered Kashmir

English.news.cn   2014-07-21 16:47:28

ISLAMABAD, July 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 16 people were killed and 36 others injured when a passenger bus fell into a ravine in Pakistan administered Kashmir on Monday, local media reported.

ARY News said that the ill-fated bus with some 60 people on board skidded off a mountain highway and plunged into the ravine in Mirpur city of Kashmir.

The over-speeded bus was carrying passengers from Samahni to Mirpur area when the driver lost control over the vehicle, which fell into the ravine.

Police ad rescue workers reached at the site and retrieved the people from the destroyed bus with the help of local volunteers.

The injured people have been shifted to Mirpur hospital where several of them are said to be in critical condition.

Police has started an investigation into the incident.

Editor: Fu Peng
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