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Pakistan Bus Crashes Into Ravine Killing At Least Nine


QUETTA, Balochistan -- At least nine people were killed when a bus carrying personnel of Pakistan's navy and their families crashed and left the road in the southwestern province of Balochistan, officials say.

Police told RFE/RL that 29 people were also injured when the bus carrying 38 individuals plunged into a deep roadside ditch in the Lasbila district.

Assistant commissioner Jamil Baloch said the bus was traveling from Balochistan’s Gawadar district to the city of Karachi when it developed a technical fault.

Bad road infrastructure, outdated vehicles, and poor safety standards cause numerous accidents in Pakistan that result in at least 5,000 deaths every year, according to official data.

With reporting by dpa

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