Bus Crash Kills at least 23 in Pakistan image

At least 23 Pakistani wedding guests, including six children were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine near the capital Islamabad, the local police said.

The bus was traveling from Chakwal to Kahuta, Express News reported Monday.
The official Associated Press of Pakistan said at least 80 people were on the bus when it plunged into the ravine. Express News estimated the number of passengers at more than 150.

The accident happened at 10:30 pm (5.30 pm GMT) on Sunday. The driver lost control at a sharp bend in the road, police official Jawad Tariq said.

Of the injured, 28 were shifted to allied hospitals in Rawalpindi where they were stated to be out of danger. Five of the deceased have not yet been identified.

The bus driver, Mohammad Yousuf, was arrested by the police.

Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for fatal traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.