23 Troops of Northern Light Infentory (NLI) Killed as Coaster Plunges into River
March 17, 2013 Leave a comment
Gilgit (APP): Today is Yaum-e-Sog in Gilgit-Baltistan as announced by Chief Minister. Twenty-three soldiers and two civilians were killed when a coaster plunged into the Indus River off the Karakoram Highway in Kohistan district on Saturday morning. A colonel was among the dead, police said.
Residents look as rescuers try to pull out the buss from the river. PHOTO: IZHAR ALI
At least 23 people were killed including 21 soldiers and four injured when a coaster plunged into a deep ravine in Kohistan district on Saturday. ISPR authotities confirmed the incident. Giving details of the accident, District Police Officer Kohistan said the coaster No W-737 was on its way to Gilgit from Rawalpindi with 27 people on board including 25 soldiers, a civilian driver and a conductor. According to reports, the driver of the bus lost control as a result it fell into deep ravine on Korakoram Highway near Samarnala. Of the total four injured the condition of two was stated to be critical.