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20 killed, 21 injured as bus plunges into ravine in Gilgit Baltistan

09:00 AM | 3 May, 2024
20 killed, 21 injured as bus plunges into ravine in Gilgit Baltistan

At least 20 people lost their lives and 21 others suffered injuries after a bus fell into a ditch in a remote area of Diamer district of Gilgit Baltistan on Friday.

The accident took place early Friday morning around 5:30 am at the Yashokhal area along the Karakoram Highway in Diamer. The bus, en route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, was carrying a total of 38 passengers, as confirmed by police authorities.

Following the distressing report, rescue teams were promptly dispatched to the scene. Injured individuals and bodies were swiftly transported to a hospital in Chilas.

The director of the health department mentioned that among the deceased were three women.

Expressing sorrow over the tragedy, Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Haji Gulbar Khan urged immediate medical assistance for the injured, directing both administration and rescuers accordingly.

In response to the emergency, the GB government’s spokesperson announced the imposition of emergency measures at the Chilas hospital.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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