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Tourist bus falls into ravine in GB’s Diamer, leaving five dead, dozen injured

03:16 PM | 16 Jul, 2023
Tourist bus falls into ravine in GB’s Diamer, leaving five dead, dozen injured
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GILGIT – At least five people have died, and nearly a dozen were injured after a bus fell into a ravine in Gilgit Baltistan, local media reported Sunday.

The unfortunate incident took place near the Thalichi area of Diamer district, a mountainous region in the north of the country.

The Gilgit-bound tourist bus, which was carrying scores of passengers from Islamabad, plunged into a ravine while moving near KKH.

Meanwhile, rescue personnel are carrying out operation to shift the deceased and injured to local medical facility.

Earlier, rescue officials claimed 12 death but later it was revealed that five people lost their lives in the accident.

Gilgit-Baltistan new Chief Minister Haji Gulber Khan condoled the deaths and directed concerned officials to give quick medical aid to the injured. Officials said efforts are underway to contact the families of the deceased.

Deadly road accidents are witnessed repeatedly in the Pakistan, mainly due to a lack of safety measures and poor infrastructure standards.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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