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18 Oct 2020 | 09:19 PM UTC

Pakistan: Landslide kills 16 bus passengers in Gilgit-Baltistan region October 18

Landslide strikes bus killing 16 near Tungus (Gilgit-Baltistan region) on October 18; residual disruptions possible in the near term

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Event

Sixteen people were killed when a bus was caught in a landslide on a mountain road in Gilgit-Baltistan region on Sunday, October 18. The bus was traveling from Rawalpindi to Skardu when it was forced off the road and buried by a landslide in the Tungus area.

Local officials were working to clear the debris and reopen the road on Sunday; however, residual disruptions are possible in the near term.

Advice

Those in Gilgit-Baltistan region are advised to monitor the situation, confirm road conditions before embarking on a journey, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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