Bus falls into deep ravine in southwest Pakistan, killing 19

  • A man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is treated at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others.

    A man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is treated at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. Associated Press

  • Hospital staff and volunteers unload a man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others.

    Hospital staff and volunteers unload a man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. Associated Press

  • People transport a man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others.

    People transport a man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. Associated Press

  • A man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is treated at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others.

    A man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is treated at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. Associated Press

  • A man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is treated at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others.

    A man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is treated at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. Associated Press

  • In this photo provided by the Baluchistan Rescue Department, rescue workers and volunteers remove bodies they were recovered from the wreck of a passenger bus that slid off mountain road and fell into a deep ravine, in Zhob, Baluchistan province, in southwest Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. (Baluchistan Rescue Department via AP)

    In this photo provided by the Baluchistan Rescue Department, rescue workers and volunteers remove bodies they were recovered from the wreck of a passenger bus that slid off mountain road and fell into a deep ravine, in Zhob, Baluchistan province, in southwest Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. (Baluchistan Rescue Department via AP) Associated Press

  • In this photo provided by Baluchistan's rescue department, a rescue worker stands next to the wreck of a passenger bus, in Zhob, Baluchistan province, in southwest Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. (Baluchistan Rescue Department via AP)

    In this photo provided by Baluchistan's rescue department, a rescue worker stands next to the wreck of a passenger bus, in Zhob, Baluchistan province, in southwest Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. (Baluchistan Rescue Department via AP) Associated Press

  • In this photo provided by the Baluchistan Rescue Department, rescue workers and volunteers remove a body after it was recovered from the wreck of a passenger bus that slid off mountain road and fell into a deep ravine, in Zhob, Baluchistan province, in southwest Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. (Baluchistan Rescue Department via AP)

    In this photo provided by the Baluchistan Rescue Department, rescue workers and volunteers remove a body after it was recovered from the wreck of a passenger bus that slid off mountain road and fell into a deep ravine, in Zhob, Baluchistan province, in southwest Pakistan, Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell 200 feet (61 meters) into a ravine in heavy rain killing at least 18 people and injuring some 12 others. (Baluchistan Rescue Department via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 7/3/2022 8:47 AM

QUETTA, Pakistan -- A passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell into a deep ravine in heavy rain in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing 19 people and injuring 12 others, a government official said.

Mahtab Shah, assistant administrator for the district of Shirani in Baluchistan province, said about 35 passengers were traveling in the bus. He said rescue workers were searching for survivors in the wreckage of the destroyed vehicle and surroundings.

 

Shah said apparently the bus slid on the wet road amid heavy rain and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which fell about 200 feet (61 meters) into the ravine.

Deadly road accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and disregard for traffic laws, as well as poorly maintained vehicles. Last month, 22 people were killed in a similar accident when a bus fell into a ravine in Qila Saifullah district.

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