Rescue workers recovered 17 bodies in bus tragedy


KOHISTAN: Rescue workers on Monday recovered all 17 bodies of passengers who were killed when a passenger bus fell into a deep gorge on the Karakoram Highway near Kohistan’s Lotar area on Sunday.

According to police sources, owing to the dark and hilly area rescue operations were postponed on Sunday night till Monday morning.

The bus was heading to Rawalpindi from Gilgit Baltistan’s Ghizer area and most of the passengers belonged to Gilgit-Baltistan while one of the female passenger miraculously survived.