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A government official said a passenger bus slipped off a mountain road and fell into a deep ravine in heavy rain in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 19 and injuring 12 others.

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Mahtab Shah, assistant administrator of Shirani district in Baluchistan province, said about 35 passengers were traveling on the bus. He said rescuers were looking for survivors in and around the wrecked vehicle.

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A man injured in a bus accident in Dana Sar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is treated in a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan on Sunday, July 3, 2022. An official said the passenger bus slipped off a road. mountain and fell to 61 meters. ) in a ravine in heavy rain, killing at least 18 people and injuring 12 others.
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Shah said the bus apparently slipped on the wet road amidst heavy rain and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which fell about 61 meters into the ravine.

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Fatal road accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and non-compliance with traffic laws, as well as poorly maintained vehicles. Last month, 22 people died in a similar accident when a bus crashed into a ravine in the Qila Saifullah district.

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