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26 passengers killed as coach plunges into river in Gilgit

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 9, 2020 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Mar 9, 2020 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
26 passengers killed as coach plunges into river in Gilgit

Photo: Manzar Shigri/SAMAA TV

Twenty six people, including women and children, were killed Monday morning after a passenger bus fell into a river in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The vehicle was heading to Skardu from Rawalpindi before it fell into the Indus River. There were no survivors.

According to Rondu Assistant Commissioner Murtaza Ali, nine bodies have been taken out while rescue teams from Skardu and Gilgit are on their way to Rondu to retrieve the other bodies.

Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesperson Faizullah Farq had previously confirmed 19 deaths.

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