Death toll in Talagang road accident mounts to 27

Talagang accident

TALAGANG: The death toll in the accident in Pathankot area near Talagang has risen to 27 on late Wednesday night, with two more injured persons succumbed to their wounds during treatment at hospital.
The accident occurred when a passenger bus travelling from Kohat to Raiwind plunged into a ravine while taking a sharp turn at the Talagang-Rawalpindi Road in Pathankot area near Talagang, killing 25 people and wounding another 50.
Rescue 1122 teams reached the spot and shifted the dead and injured to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Talagang. However, 16 of the critically injured passengers were shifted to Rawalpindi.
Bus driver and conductor were among the dead. Rescue sources said that around 77 persons were aboard the ill-fated bus. The bus was completely destroyed in the accident.

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