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.