Landslide hits passenger in Pakistan, kills 16

by MCR Correspondent

A landslide which struck a passenger bus in northern Pakistan on Sunday October 18, 2020, has killed all 16 people on board.

The incident took place near mountainous Skurdu town — a famous tourist destination in Gilgit-Baltistan region, which borders China.

Miraj Alam, an assistant commissioner for Skurdu said, “The massive landslide completely crushed and buried the ill-fated bus.”

“Rescue workers backed by paramilitary troops have pulled out all the 16 bodies from the debris, and cleared the road for traffic,” he added.

The spectacular Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is at the confluence of world’s greatest mountain ranges is prone to landslides which kill dozens of people every year.

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