Saturday Aug 31 2019

24 dead as passenger bus falls into river in Kohistan

PESHAWAR: At least 24 people were killed and two injured after a passenger bus careened off into a ravine in Upper Kohistan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday.

According to reports, the ill-fated bus was carrying 35 passengers, including women and children when it met with an accident near the Kandia tehsil.

Police said, all the passengers belonged to the same family and were travelling to attend a function. 

DPO Kohistan Raja Abdul Saboor while speaking to the media said the final police report will be announced after investigators probe into the accident. 

He added, police and rescue officials were facing difficulties in carrying out the relief and rescue operation due to darkness and unavailability of resources.