A bus fell into a deep gorge after colliding with a car in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday. Police said that at least 30 people have died in the accident.
Peshawar: In yet another tragic incident, A bus fell into a deep gorge after colliding with a car in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday. Police said that at least 30 people have died in the accident. The accident took place near Shatial Chowk in Diamir area of Gilgit Baltistan area. Police said that a speeding bus going from Gilgit to Rawalpindi collided with a car near the chowk and both the vehicles fell into a deep gorge. They said that the rescuers were facing difficulty in relief and rescue work due to darkness.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condoled the loss of lives in the accident. According to state-run Radio Pakistan, Prime Minister Sharif expressed condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for the souls of the deceased. He has directed the officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured. President Arif Alvi has also condoled the death of people in the accident.
Khalid Khurshid instructed the administration and all relevant departments to evacuate the injured from the site of the accident and provide them with medical facilities, as per the Geo News report. He issued directives to create a special control room for better coordination and monitoring of emergency response.
On January 29, 41 people were killed when a passenger coach fell into a ravine in Pakistan’s Balochistan, Dawn reported. The incident occurred in the Lasbela district of Balochistan.
Lasbela Assistant Commissioner Hamza Anjum said that the vehicle carrying 48 passengers was travelling from Quetta to Karachi, as per the Dawn report. He said that the vehicle crashed into the pillar of a bridge near Lasbela and subsequently fell into a ravine and caught fire.
“Due to speeding, the coach crashed into the pillar of a bridge while taking a U-turn near Lasbela. The vehicle subsequently careened into a ravine and then caught fire,” Dawn quoted Hamza Anjum as saying.