17 killed as coach plunges into ravine in Kohistan

PAKISTAN

KOHISTAN: At least 17 passengers died Sunday night in a passenger bus accident in Gilgit Baltistan, News Channels reported.

According to DPO Kohistan, the accident occurred when a passenger coach plunged into a deep ravine near Lotar Police Station at Karakorum Highway.

According to police, a coaster carrying 18 passengers fell in a ditch in a remote mountainous range.

One woman managed to survive the accident. police added that rescue was underway but the team was facing difficulty due to darkness.

The bus had departed from Ghizar, a district in Gilgit Balistan and was on route to Rawalpindi.