Correspondent Hussaini (Gojal), Aug 6: A bus skidded off the Karakoram Highway and fell into a ravine at a sharp turn here on Sunday, injuring eight people.
The bus with students and faculty members from Gujarat University had gone to Khunjerab top. On way back, the driver lost control over the wheels while negotiating a sharp turn and the bus fell into a ravine. Over a dozen students and teachers were travelling in the bus. Two of the injured are critical.
According to local people, it was the 18th accident at the sharp turn and lame faulty road engineering for accidents. Many trucks and lights vehicles have fallen off the road while negotiating the turn.
The local people demanded the National Highway Authority to redesign and realign the sharp turn and improve it to avoid further accidents and save life of commuters.