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8 killed, dozens injured as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan


15:30, July 17, 2012

ISLAMABAD, July 17 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed and dozens injured when a bus with some 70 passengers on board fell into a ravine near Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Tuesday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY.

Though dozens of injured people have been rescued, there are still many people trapped inside the bus, rescue workers were quoted as saying.

The accident took place at about 8:15 a.m. local time when an overloaded bus fell into a ravine near Kahuta, a town lying some 40 km southeast of the country's capital Islamabad, while making a sharp turn on its way to Kahuta from a nearby village.

About 30 injured people rescued have been shifted to the headquarter hospital in Kahuta, which is about 15 km away from the accident site.

Local media quoted hospital sources as saying that at least 15 injured people were in critical condition.

A lot of villagers living nearby have joined the rescue work which is still underway, said local media.

Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab Province, has expressed sorrow over the accident and directed hospital administrations to provide best possible medical treatment to the injured people.


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