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Bad road infrastructure, outdated vehicles, and poor safety standards cause numerous accidents in Pakistan that result in at least 5,000 deaths every year, according to official data.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