15 killed, 21 injured in road accident in Pakistan

   May 3, 12:18 pm

Islamabad, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): At least 15 people were killed and 21 others were injured when a bus overturned in a mountainous area in northern Pakistan early on Thursday morning, reported local media.

At least six security personnel were killed in the accident, said local Urdu TV channel Dunya, adding that there were altogether 19 security personnel on the bus when the accident happened.

All the injured have been shifted to hospital and hospital sources said many of the injured were in critical condition, indicating a possible rise in death toll.

The accident took place before 7:00 a.m. local time when a bus heading from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, capital city of Gilgit- Baltistan in northern Pakistan, turned turtle in the Koza Kamila area of Kohistan, a district some 100 kilometers southwest of Gilgit.

Some local media said that the bus fell into a ravine after it overturned due to overspeed. (Xinhua-ANI)

Bhutan King calls on students to be nation builders Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Thimphu, Aug.23 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk has called on students to strive to become nation builders.
Full Story
Bhutan journalists' body says there's no free press Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Thimphu, Aug.23 (ANI): In a damaging report, the Journalists' Association of Bhutan (JAB) has claimed that there is no freedom of the press in the Himalyan kingdom.
Full Story
Lankan military briefs international panel on domestic war crimes probe Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Colombo, Aug.23 (ANI): Sri Lanka's top security forces commanders have reportedly briefed the chairman of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) appointed to advise a presidential commission inquiring into alleged atrocities committed during the 25 year-long civil war between government troops and the LTTE.
Full Story
WHO warns Nepal Government, public to take anti-Ebola precautionary steps Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Kathmandu, Aug.23 (ANI): World Health Organisation (WHO) officials in Nepal have advised the Government of Nepal and the general public to take all precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY