• The accident occurred earlier than daybreak in a distant district in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

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PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 07:43 PM IST

A bus carrying dozens of pilgrims plunged right into a ravine in southwest Pakistan on Friday, killing not less than 18 passengers, officers stated.

The accident occurred earlier than daybreak in a distant district in Balochistan province.

“A bus carrying 59 pilgrims was returning… (after) the conclusion of a religious ceremony at a local shrine when it plunged into a ravine, killing 18 people and wounding 41 others,” senior native authorities official Bashir Bazai informed AFP.

Bazai stated the driving force was rushing and misplaced management.

Officials with the native tribal police, who’ve a checkpost close to the scene, and native well being officer Sumar Khan additionally confirmed the crash and casualties.

Pakistan has a poor highway security file as a consequence of substandard roads, badly maintained automobiles and reckless driving.

The accident got here days after greater than 60 individuals died when a high-speed prepare knifed via carriages of one other service that had derailed minutes earlier in Sindh province.

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