At least 12 killed as 2 buses collide, fall into ravine in Pakistan

January 09, 2014 - 10:39:23 am

ISLAMABAD: More than a dozen passengers died and over 38 were injured, when two passenger buses fell off a cliff into a gorge during rainy weather near Saalgran. 

Some 25 kilometres from Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Wednesday, the district administration and rescuers said. 

    

Army troops reached the scene and assisted the civil administration in rescue operations. 

    

Two buses, with over 80 passengers on board, were heading towards Rawalpindi from Murree when both plunged into a 150 feet deep gorge, the police said. 

    

The buses slipped after colliding with each other while overtaking at a sharp turn near a bridge. 

A state of emergency has been declared at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Polyclinic to provide medical treatment to the injured people. (QNA)

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