17 killed as passenger van falls into ravine in north Pakistan
17 people were killed and one woman was injured when a passenger van fell into a ravine in Pakistan's north Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Sunday night, local reports said, according to Xinhua.
The van, carrying 18 passengers, was on its way to Rawalpindi city of the country's east Punjab province when the accident happened, Geo News reported.
The ill-fated van was carrying passengers from the country's north Gilgit-Baltistan region, and it met the accident in Kohistan district of the KP, the report added.
Local residents said that the accident happened when the van driver lost control the vehicle while taking a sharp turn at Karakoram Highway.
The van fell into hundreds feet deep ravine, and it took rescue teams several hours to recover the bodies.
One woman miraculously survived in the accident, but her condition is not known yet.