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Van Plunges Into Ravine in Pakistani Kashmir, Killing 16


Snow-capped Himalayan mountains in the disputed Kashmir region.

Officials in Pakistan-administered Kashmir say at least 16 people were killed when a van plunged into a deep ravine.

The accident happened on August 4 about 150 kilometers southeast of Muzaffarabd, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Authorities said the vehicle was overloaded with as many as 30 people and was speeding when the driver lost control at a sharp turn on the narrow and poorly maintained mountain road.

The ravine was about 100 meters deep.

At least seven people were injured in the accident.

Based on reporting by AFP and NDTV

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