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A Shalimar Express bus, en route to Lahore from Islamabad, via M2 motorway, overturned near the Salt Range on Saturday.

At least ten people have been declared dead while the rescue operation is still underway. Injured people have been admitted to the trauma centre at Kallar Kahar, women and children among them.

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The cause for the accident was overspeeding, as reported by PNN News. According to a witness, the bus was overspeeding at a turn when it broke through the barrier separating the highway. The bus flipped over onto the side of the hill, near Kallar Kahar.

According to another witness, there were up to 20 passengers in the bus with rescue operations underway to retrieve those still stuck inside.