Guwahati News Desk: At least 22 people were killed and eight others injured after a bus carrying them fell into a ravine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Wednesday.
The accident occurred in the Sudhnoti district of the region.
Regarding the incident, the bus was moving towards Rawalpindi in Punjab province from the Baloch area of the district. However, amidst the journey, the bus apparently developed some technical fault and fell more than 500 meters down the road, eventually killing 22 people, including women and children.
According to sources, a roadside vendor nearby saw the accident and informed a prayer leader of the local village mosque over telephone about it. The prayer leader then made announcements on the loudspeaker of the mosque, asking the villagers to rush to the accident site to aid in the rescue.
Furthermore, PoK is a mountainous region with treacherous roads, and the carelessness of drivers and faulty vehicles combined with the road situation leads to the emergence of frequent accidents.