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Landslide in Pakistan buries minibus ‘killing at least 15’ on board




A dirt road through the mountains in Skardu, northern Pakistan (Photo: Zuma Press)

A landslide in northern Pakistan has buried at least 15 people in a minibus under tons of mud and rocks, police have confirmed.

Rescue workers are desperately searching for survivors following Sunday’s incident on Skardu Road in the Tango area. Pakistani Newspaper dawn said 16 people on board had died while two passengers had fled before the tragedy.

But police officer Wakil Khan suggested the chances of finding someone alive are slim. He said the landslide overtook the vehicle traveling from Rawalpindi town in Punjab province to the scenic town of Skardu.

Mr Khan explained that the minibus was pushed into a deep ditch along the mountain road in Skardu and buried under the rubble.

Rondu Subdivision Police Officer (SDPO) Mohammad Hassan said 16 bodies had been found from bus debris. Six of them have been identified, including the driver and conductor, Dawn reported.

Landslides after heavy monsoon rains are common in Pakistan and are the cause of widespread damage in mountainous areas.

A photograph showed bits from the incident, with the bus license plate among the rubble.

Mr Khan downplayed the chances of finding someone alive, but said rescue workers and local volunteers were digging through the mud and rocks in search of survivors.

The Associated Press previously reported that there were only 15 people on board.

This comes when a similar incident in Vietnam saw at least 11 people killed in a landslide following the worst floods in the country in years.

Eleven others are still missing after the incident in central Quang Tri province, bringing the death toll across the country to at least 64 this week.

Witnesses describe stones falling like bombs on a military camp at the bottom of a mountain.

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