3 Pakistanis, 9 Chinese workers died as bus plunges into ravine in Upper Kohistan.

Kohistan, Pakistan,

Three Pakistanis and nine Chinese nationals were killed on Wednesday in Upper Kohistan when the passenger bus got an unfortunate accident, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

The bus plunged into a ravine “after a mechanical failure, resulting in leakage of gas that caused a blast”. “Further investigations are underway,” foreign affairs ministry’s said in a statement.

The ministry disclosed that Chinese workers and accompanying Pakistani staff were proceeding to their work place for an ongoing project. Local authorities are providing all the support to the injured.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in contact with Chinese Embassy for coordination and facilitation,” said MoFA.

The foreign office aslo said Pakistan have great importance to the safety and security of “Chinese nationals, projects and institutions in Pakistan”.

The bodies and injured have been shifted to the Rural Health Centre Dasu. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Arif had also said that an investigation is being conducted into the incident.

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