At least ten Pakistan Army soldiers were among 26 people killed in a passenger bus accident on Shahrah-e-Kaghan on Sunday morning. The bus was heading to Rawalpindi from Skardu with around 40 passengers, 16 of whom were Pakistan Army soldiers.
Officials said the bus – which was operated by a private transport company – crashed into a mountainside on Shahrah-e-Kaghan at a location between Geeti-Das and Babusar Top.
The military’s media wing said army aviation helicopters took part in the rescue efforts and helped shift the injured and the dead to CMH Gilgit.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, who reached the United States on Saturday for next week’s United Nations General Assembly session, also expressed his grief over the tragedy. In a statement, the premier offered condolences to all affected families and ordered officials to ensure the best quality medical treatment for the injured.
Via: Express Tribune