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16 people died and 22 people were injured in a bus accident in Diamar from Pindi to Hunza.

Details indicate that the collision happened near the Yashukhaldas neighborhood of Diamer on the Karakoram Highway. The bus’s driver lost control and it plummeted into a canyon when it was on its way from Rawalpindi to Hunza.

When rescue crews arrived, they took the injured and dead to Chilas Hospital. According to rescue authorities, because most of the injured were in serious condition, the number of fatalities might increase.

According to Giltgit-Baltistan government spokesman Faizullah Faraq, following the accident, Chilas Hospital declared an emergency. In addition, he stated that the bus was transporting over 35 people to Hunza and verified the number of fatalities.

Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, expressed sorrow over the lives lost in the collision. Sharif’s office released a statement stating, “The prime minister issued directives to provide all possible medical aid to the injured.”

Mohsin Naqvi, the interior minister, sent his condolences to the departed individuals’ families. In a statement, he stated, “We equally share the sorrow of the bereaved families in this hour of grief.”

Pakistan has a high rate of road accidents due to poor road conditions, especially in many rural regions, and a low adherence to traffic regulations. In the hilly Gilgit-Baltistan area, traffic accidents make headlines every day.

Earlier, the automobile they were traveling in plunged into a canal near Mianwali, leaving seven people—including folk singer Sharafat Ali—”dead.

According to rescue reports, the unfortunate automobile crashed into a canal close to Paka Kanjhera in Mianwali, carrying seven passengers. The incident happened when singer Sharafat Ali was returning home from a marriage ceremony.

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