At least 25 people were killed on Tuesday night while 12 were injured when a passenger bus plunged into a ditch after colliding with a car on the Karakoram Highway, Express Tribune has reported.

The passenger bus going from Gilgit to Rawalpindi crashed head-on with the car travelling in the opposite direction in the Shitial region, according to the local police.

Eyewitnesses have stated that the bus and the car collided as a result of speeding, and both vehicles then slid into the ditch.


After being alerted, the police and emergency workers arrived quickly on the scene and transported the dead and injured to the RHC Hospital.


Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over loss of lives in the tragic bus accident.

He expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the high ranks of the departed souls.

The prime minister instructed the relevant authorities that all provisions of available medical facilities be provided to the injured passengers.