The bus was travelling from the southern port city of
Karachi to Thah Kot in the mountainous Kohistan region when it
fell into a 40-metre ravine near Battagram town, local
administration chief Musarrat Hussain said.
"It appears that its brakes failed while the bus was
descending on a zigzag road," he said to a news agency.
The dead included three women and five children, he said.
"We have received 14 bodies and 40 injured, some of them
are in a serious condition," local hospital chief Mehbub-ur
Pakistan has the world's third-highest death rate from
traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads and reckless driving.
Peshawar: At least 14 people were killed and
40 others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged
into a ravine in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said.
First Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 20:42