28 dead, at least 20 injured as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan

Pakistan, May 29: At least 28 people have died at least 20 are injured after a bus fell into a ravine in Washuk, Balochistan on Wednesday, according to officials.

According to Basima Assistant Commissioner (AC) Ismail Mengal, the accident occurred when a tyre burst, which led to the bus plunging into a ravine.

Women and children are also among the deceased. Some of the injured are in critical condition, with officials fearing it may lead to a rise in the number of deaths.

The bodies and the injured were taken to the Basima Civil Hospital, where 22 more people succumbed to their injuries.

According to AC Mengal, the bus was travelling from Turbat to Quetta at night and the accident occurred around 4 am.

Due to a lack of mobile network at the site of the incident and no population nearby, there was a delay in Levies officials getting information. However, AC Mengal said that rescue officials reached the incident site as soon as they received the news.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti expressed deep regret and sorrow over the loss of human lives. He also expressed his condolences to the families of those who died in the accident.

The CM directed that the best medical facilities be provided to the injured, and prayed for their speedy recovery. (DAWN)

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