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Five dead, 15 injured as van carrying mourners falls into Gilgit-Baltistan drain

GILGIT – At least five people were killed and 15 more injured after a van carrying mourners to a Chehlum procession fell into a drain in Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday.

The incident happened near Danyore bridge at Karakoram Highway in Nagar district when the van was passing from a narrow curve and felling into the drain.

Rescue officials shifted the bodies and injured persons to a nearby hospital. Three of the injured persons are said to be in critical condition.  

In another incident, at least 20 mourners were injured when a vehicle was hit by a landslide in Nagar district. The injured were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital, Gilgit, for treatment.

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