QUETTA: At least 19 passengers were killed and 12 others injured when a Quetta-bound bus fell into a ravine in Shirani district of Balochistan, revealed the assistant commissioner of the district Sunday morning.
According to the rescue officials, the ill-fated passenger bus was heading to Quetta from Rawalpindi when it plunged into a deep ravine near Danasar area of Shirani district.
Shirani district’s assistant commissioner, however, said the incident took place within the limits of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. After being informed, the police and rescue officials rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies and injured to the hospitals in Zhob and Mughal Kot, said the assistant commissioner.
The reason behind the incident has yet to be ascertained. The deceased have also yet to be identified.