13 killed, 14 injured as van falls into ravine


At least 13 people were killed and 14 others injured when a passenger coach fell into a ravine in Bagh area of Azad Kashmir on Sunday.

According to reports, the van carrying more than 30 people was traveling from Sudhan Gali to Rawalpindi when it the incident occurred near Arja.

Security and rescue teams reached the accident site and shifted the victims to DHQHospital whereas the critically injured were shifted to CMHHospital, Muzaffarabad.

According to hospital sources, the condition of at least eight passengers is critical.

Police sources said that the accident occurred due to slippery roads after the recent rains. An investigation is underway.