A tourist bus en route to Gilgit fell into a deep gorge by the Karakoram Highway in the Thalichi area of the Diamer district, killing at least five people onboard, rescue officials said Sunday.
As many as 10 others were injured in the unfortunate incident that reportedly took place while the bus from Islamabad travelled via the Karakoram Highway, which is located at a high altitude along the River Indus. The reason for the accident was still unknown.
Police and rescue teams, including Rescue 1122, are carrying out efforts to shift the injured and dead to hospitals.
Sources said that the deceased included women and children as well.
Meanwhile, the police and rescue teams working on the site shifted the injured to Gilgit District Headquarters Hospital.