Tue07172018

LAST_UPDATETue, 17 Jul 2018 12pm

Five Killed As Landslide Hits Van In Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir

ISLAMABAD -- At least five people were killed and several others injured when a landslide hit a passenger van in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, local reports said.

According to Xinhua news agency, the vehicle was on its way to the country's east Punjab province when the mishap occurred in the Kotli area of the region.

It said the injured passengers, two of whom were in critical condition, and the bodies were sent to a nearby hospital.

The landslide temporarily blocked the main highway but after a few hours, rescue teams cleared the road to restore the traffic flow.

-- BERNAMA