Bus Crash Kills 25 in Pakistan

A passenger bus plunged off a mountain road into a river bank in northern Pakistan on Monday, killing 25 people and injuring eight, the military said.

Bus Crash Kills 25 in Pakistan
The bus, which was carrying more than 40 people, crashed in the Pakistani-administered Kashmir region about 25 miles north of Muzaffarabad, said an official from the local military's public relations department.

Troops were searching for at least six other passengers on the bus who remained missing, said the official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, he said.

The bus was heading to Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir, from Jura, a town near the Line of Control, which splits Kashmir into its parts controlled by Pakistan and India.

Fatal road accidents are common in Pakistan and many are blamed on widespread disregard for traffic rules and poorly maintained roads. Public transport drivers are also often poorly trained and work long hours.

AP
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