20 bus passengers killed in KKH accident in GB

Rescue staffers call for blood donation as 21 injured passengers are in hospital.

GILGIT: At least 20 people lost their lives in a road traffic accident on Karakorum Highway in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan early on Friday.

Reports said a passenger bus going to Gilgit from Rawalpindi met with the accident at Yashukhel Das area. About 21 other passengers were injured in the accident. The bus skidded off the road and fell into a ravine.

The injured were shifted to different healthcare centers where calls for donation of blood have been made.

Scores of people have died in frequent deadly accidents on KKH in recent months.

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