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at least 28 passengers were killed after a bus plunged into a ditch in Washuk area in Balochistan

WASHUK, Balochistan: At least 28 passengers, including women and children, lost their lives when a passenger bus overturned and fell into a ditch in Balochistan’s Washuk district on Wednesday morning.

Rescue and Levies officials reported that around 22 people were injured in the accident and have been transported to the Civil Hospital in Basima.

The accident occurred after a tyre burst and the passenger bus fell into a deep ravine, which was going to Quetta from Gwadar, according to rescue officials.

Balochistan’s Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti expressed his condolences for the tragic loss of life and prayed for the recovery of the injured.

Meanwhile, in another accident in May, 13 members of the same family were killed, and nine others were injured when a truck plunged into a ditch in Punjab’s Khushab district.

The accident was caused by a brake failure on Panj Pir Manawan Road in Khushab, leading the truck driver to lose control and crash into the ditch. The victims included women, and the family was en route to Khushab.

In another similar incident in May, 20 people died and 21 were injured after a passenger bus veered off a narrow mountain road and fell into a ravine in a remote area of Diamer district, Gilgit Baltistan.

This accident happened early Friday morning at around 5:30 am in the Yashokhal area on the Karakoram Highway in Diamer, as reported by police. The bus was traveling from Rawalpindi to Gilgit and had at least 38 passengers on board.

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