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18 killed, nearly 30 injured as wedding-party bus falls in ravine in PoK

The bus carrying around 50 people was on way to Hajeera from Palandri for a wedding ceremony when the accident occurred near Muzaffarabad.

Updated: Aug 15, 2016 07:28 IST
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The bus carrying around 50 people was on way to Hajeera from Palandri for a wedding ceremony when the accident occurred near Muzaffarabad.
The bus carrying around 50 people was on way to Hajeera from Palandri for a wedding ceremony when the accident occurred near Muzaffarabad.(PTI file photo)

At least 18 people were killed and several others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party fell into a ravine in a hilly area of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The bus carrying around 50 people was on way to Hajeera from Palandri for a wedding ceremony when the accident occurred near Muzaffarabad.

Nearly 30 others were injured in the mishap which was caused by overload and reckless driving, police said.

Local authorities said the death toll could rise as many of the injured are in critical condition.