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27 killed, 69 injured as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan

Friday, November 10, 2017

Lahore: A speeding bus carrying over 100 passengers fell into a ravine killing at least 27 people and injuring 69 others in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said yesterday.

The overloaded bus was going from Kohat to Raiwind when the accident took place in Kallar Kahar town last night.

"The passengers were going to Raiwind to attend an annual religious congregation," said Muhammad Afzal, the Station House Officer of Saddar Police Station.

The death toll in the accident has risen to 27, with three more injured persons succumbing to their wounds during treatment, Dunya News reported. The cause of accident was not known but apparently overloading was the reason as it was carrying around 100 passengers, the police said.

Thirteen of the injured were rushed to Rawalpindi because of their serious condition while many injured were shifted to nearby hospitals, the Dawn News reported.

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