All 25 on board killed after passenger coaster plunges into river in Skardu district
Mountaineer Shabbir Sadpara among dead
Statesman Report
SKARDU: All 25 individuals on board a passenger coaster were killed after the vehicle fell into River Sindh in Rondu tehsil in Skardu district on Monday, Deputy Commissioner Skardu Khurram Pervaiz confirmed.
The coaster was travelling from Rawalpindi to Skardu when the accident took place.
Pervaiz said that the process of recovering and shifting bodies was underway, adding that they are being shifted to a hospital via Pakistan Army helicopters and ambulances.
Earlier, Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesman Faizullah Faraq had said the dead include two children.
Young mountaineer Shabbir Hussain Sadpara was among theose who lost their lives.
According to Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) Secretary Karrar Haidri, Sadpara had last year scaled 8,047-meter Broad Peak, the 12th highest peak in the world, located in the Karakoram mountain range, reports APP.