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Bus falls into ravine in Pakistan's Balochistan; 17 pilgrims dead, 38 injured

The pilgrims were en route to visit the distant Muslim Sufi shrine of Shah Noorani in the Khuzdar district.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- April 11th 2024 11:42 AM -- Updated: April 11th 2024 12:30 PM
Bus falls into ravine in Pakistan's Balochistan; 17 pilgrims dead, 38 injured

Bus falls into ravine in Pakistan's Balochistan; 17 pilgrims dead, 38 injured

PTC News Desk: Tragedy struck near the border of Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces as a bus carrying pilgrims to the remote Muslim Sufi shrine Shah Noorani in Khuzdar district plunged into a deep ravine. The incident, which occurred in the town of Hub, resulted in the loss of 17 lives and left 38 others injured.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi extended condolences to the victims' families, attributing the accident to the driver's apparent loss of control at a bend in the road. The passengers, all hailing from Thatta town in Sindh province, were en route to the shrine when the tragic event unfolded approximately 100 kilometers from Karachi.


The bus departed Thatta around 2 p.m. on Eid day and met with the accident at approximately 8 p.m. the same day. Following the crash, the deceased and injured were transported to Civil Hospital in Karachi for treatment and identification.

This heartbreaking incident underscores ongoing challenges related to poor road conditions, insufficient safety measures, and the disregard for traffic regulations in Pakistan, factors that frequently contribute to fatal accidents across the country.

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- With inputs from agencies

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