25 killed as bus crashes into river gorge in Kashmir, Pakistan

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

25 people were killed and eight more injured after a bus left the road and plunged into a river gorge in a mountainous region of Kashmir, Pakistan.

The bus was carrying around 40 people when it left the road in the Neelum Valley. According to a local military official who declined to give his name to reporters "It was apparently due to overspeeding. That's the reason witnesses are giving".

The crash occurred 45 km (30 miles) Northeast of the town of Muzaffarabad, according to the same official. The bus had been heading for the town, having originated from Jura.

The military continues to search for six more passengers who are known to be missing.