11 dead, several injured in Pak accident

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Islamabad: According to the information given by the police, in an incident that took place today in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan where at least 11 people were killed and several injured when a passenger bus sank into a ravine.

According to the police, the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn in the mountainous terrain.

The bus was carrying over 20 persons and was on way from Rawalpindi to Chitral.

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Traffic accidents frequently happen in Pakistan due to poorly maintained roads, violation of road safety rules and reckless driving.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, over 9,000 road accidents take place every year in the country, killing about 5,000 people.

Traffic police officials say 90 per cent of the accidents are caused merely due to human errors.

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