At least 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, die in Upper Kohistan bus ‘mishap’


PESHAWAR:

At least 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, died on Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in met an accident in the Upper Kohistan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The bus was ferrying workers of the Dasu dam project and scores of other passengers were injured in the mishap, according to area officials.

Speaking to Express News, Deputy Commissioner Arif Khan confirmed the death toll and said nine Chinese workers, two local workers and two security personnel were among the dead. He added that the bus was carrying 41 people at the time of the incident.

DPO Upper Kohistan said the cause of the incident is being investigated.

Read: 17 die after passenger van plunges into river in Kohistan

Other police officials said that rescue and security personnel reached the site soon after the incident and the injured were shifted to a nearby medical facility. The area was cordoned off soon after.

Earlier in June, at least 17 people including 14 members of a family were killed after a passenger van plunged into a river in Upper Kohistan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The van was en route to Rawalpindi from Chilas city of Gilgit-Baltistan when the accident happened.

The incident occurred after the driver lost control of the vehicle that was carrying 18 people while taking a sharp turn. The passenger van then veered off into the Indus River in the Pani Bagh area of Upper Kohistan, and got submerged immediately, said the official.

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