Jun 04

Tragic bus accident near Kahuta; At least 30 killed

Kahuta: At least 30 people including women and children lost their lives while more than 70 others sustained injuries when a wedding bus plunged into a valley at Kahuta road, rescue sources said.Kahuta Bus Falls into ValleyAccording to details, a bus carrying a marriage party from Kahuta to Chakwal fell into ravine while taking a sharp turn near Panjar, killing 30 people and injuring several others.

Some 80 passengers were present in the bus. Rescue teams reached the site of the accident and started rescue operation. The rescue work was hampered due the darkness and difficult mountain terrain.

Army was also called in for assistance in rescue operation. At least 30 injured were rushed to District Hospital Kahuta while 20 were shifted to different hospitals in Rawalpindi.

Meanwhile, emergency was declared in Holy Family Hospital and Benazir Hospital in Rawalpindi.