Pakistan bus accident toll reaches to 26

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Islamabad, July 31: The deaths of wedding party members whose bus was swept away by flash floods in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agency on Saturday, have risen to 26, an official informed on Sunday morning.

Atleast 11 more bodies were found from a ravine, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

A total of 26 bodies and three injured have been retrieved so far while one person is still missing, the official said.

The accident held on Saturday morning when a vehicle carrying 30 wedding guests was washed off a mountainous road and plunged into a gorge in remote Tabai area.

The injured were rushed to a hospital in Landi Kotal area.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the mishap.

Sharif also directed that effective relief be rendered and medical treatment given to the survivors.

Wefornews Bureau

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