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1 Killed, 5 Missing After Van Plunges into River in Gilgit-Baltistan

Photo/Dawn News Agency.

A passenger van crashed into the Indus River in Gilgit-Baltistan administered territory of Pakistan on Sunday, Killing one person and missing five others, officials said.

According to Mazhar Maghul, the district administration’s spokesperson, the incident occurred at about 7:00 am near the Sasi area in the Haramosh Valley, Dawn reported.
The injured people have been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

He said, “A van carrying tourists from Rajanpur, Punjab lost control due to the driver’s error and then fell into the Indus River,” the report said.

On July 15, a vehicle headed towards Gilgit crashed into a deep ravine in the Shaitan Pari close to Lower Kohistan district, killing four people—including a woman—and leaving one critically injured.

The bodies of the four victims, who were all from Skardu, were sent to their respective communities, according to police.

Gilgit-Baltistan is bordered to the west by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, to the southwest by Azad Kashmir, to the northwest by the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan, to the north by the Chinese region of Xinjiang, and to the south and southeast by Indian Jammu and Kashmir.