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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Avalanche kills 7 in Northern Pakistan

[b]Avalanche kills 7 in Northern Pakistan [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 07 January, ([/b] At least seven people were killed and about 18 others injured when an avalanche crushed a passenger bus in the earthquake hit Northern Pakistan.

The incident occurred near midnight in Kohistan district of the North-Western Frontier Province (NWFP) on the Karakorum highway that links Pakistan with China.

39 passengers were pressed under the mountain boulders. Rescue were using heavy cutters to retrieve about 14 survivors from the smashed passenger bus while about a dozen others were lucky to escape any injuries.

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