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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:49 PM

Bus carrying pilgrims overturns in SW Pakistan, killing 20

Source: AP


QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) A speeding bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway and fell into a ravine in a remote area in southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50 others, police and officials said.

The accident happened in Khuzdar, a district in Baluchistan province, local police official Hafeez Ullah Mengal said. Rescuers transported the dead and injured to military and government hospitals, he added.

Imam Bakhsh, one of the injured passengers, told The Associated Press by phone that passengers had repeatedly warned the driver to be more careful. He blamed the driver for the accident, saying he was enjoying music and driving recklessly.

Imran Ahmad, an official with the Levies security force said driver negligence apparently caused the accident, but that officers were still investigating.

Locals gather supplies next to a damage bus at the site of accident in Khuzdar, a remote district in the Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, Friday, June 11, 2021. The bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway and fell into the ravine before dawn on Friday, killing more than a dozen and injuring scores of people, police and officials said. (AP Photo/Younis Baloch)

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maxsolomon Jun 2021 #1

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:16 AM

1. I googled the route from Khudzar to Dadu

It looks pretty treacherous; goes through twisting canyons and barren serpentine hills. Many hairpin curves.

My guess would be the curve at Ghar on the Ratodero-Gwadar Motorway east of Zardak. Only place that matches the water in the background.

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