- Accident took place when the bus was going from Rawalakot to Kotli
At least 26 people were killed and several others were injured after a passenger bus fell into a ravine near Palandri, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Aaj News reported on Wednesday morning.
The accident took place when a passenger bus was going from Rawalakot to Kotli. The bus was carrying more than 30 passengers including children.
Rescue and security personnel rushed to the scene to retrieve passengers from the bus trapped under the debris.
The rescue workers have shifted the bodies and the injured to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi expressed sorrow over the incident and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
He has also directed concerned officials to speed up the rescue operation.