15 killed in bus accident in northern Pakistan

Islamabad: At least 15 people, including two policemen, were killed and over 20 injured today when a speeding bus fell into a deep ravine near Kohistan in northern Pakistan, officials said.

The bus was travelling from Rawalpidi to Gilgit when it fell into the ravine while negotiating a turn in a mountainous area, officials said. They said the driver lost control of the vehicle as he was driving too fast.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. The dead included two policemen, two women and three children, officials said.