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Kohistan: 25 died in road accident

Twenty-five passengers have been killed in a road accident at Shitial in Kohistan.

The incident occurred when a bus going to Rawalpindi from Ghizer collided with a car on Karakorum Highway.

Rescue 1122 is taking part in rescue of dead bodies.

President Dr Arif Alvi has condoled over the loss of lives in a bus accident that took place in Diamer.

He expressed grief over the deaths in the tragic incident and sympathised with the bereaved families.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over loss of lives in a tragic bus accident near Chillas, Gilgit Baltistan.

He expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the high ranks of the departed souls.

The prime minister directed for provision of all available medical facilities to the injured ones.

Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Khalid Khurshid has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the bus accident at Harban Nala in Kohistan.

He directed the administration and all relevant departments to evacuate the injured of the incident and provide them all possible medical facilities.

The Chief Minister also issued directives to set up a special control room for better coordination and monitoring of emergency response.

Moreover, the Chief Minister has advised to send a medical team from Gilgit if the need arises.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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