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)

'Passionate' PM Modi not under any 'compulsion' in Paris: Piyush Goyal Nov 30, 5:51 am
Paris, Nov. 30 (ANI): Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concern towards the climate changes came from his 'passion' for the cause and not due to any 'compulsions', Union minister of state for coal, power and renewable energy Piyush Goyal said that India can be proud of its role in the Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.
Full Story
Obama leaves for Paris Climate Summit, to meet PM Modi today Nov 30, 5:51 am
Washington D.C., Nov. 30 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama left for Paris to attend the Climate Change Conference (COP21) where he will join around 150 world leaders on the opening day of the Summit.
Full Story
Onus on 'developed' nations for handling climate change: Nawaz Sharif Nov 30, 5:51 am
Karachi, Nov. 30 (ANI): Ahead of the Climate Summit in Paris, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif put the responsibility on 'developed' nations for approaching the challenges in climate changes, while adding that Pakistan was ready to contribute in the global efforts.
Full Story
Paris: Pope's 'shoes' join protest ahead of Climate Summit Nov 30, 5:51 am
London, Nov. 29 (ANI): In the mass protest today against the banning of a climate change march in Paris, a pair of shoes belonging to Pope Francis was spotted on Place de la Republique, close to where 90 of the victims of the 13/11 massacre died in the Bataclan Theatre.
Full Story