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27 killed in Pakistan bus crash

International Desk : At least 27 people have been killed when a bus plunged off the road into a deep ravine in southwestern Pakistan, government officials said.

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"The driver was navigating a turn in a mountainous area when the vehicle lost control and fell into a ravine," Ismail Mengal, a local government official said, giving a toll of 27 dead.

"We are still investigating the cause of the incident. It could be that the driver fell asleep or was speeding, which led to the accident." More than 25 others, including the driver, were injured.

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Noor Ullah, chief doctor at Civil Hospital Basima, said that 27 bodies were taken there, including three women and two children.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the tragic traffic accident.

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Road accidents with high fatalities are common in Pakistan, where safety measures are lax, driver training is poor and transport infrastructure often decrepit.

At least 17 pilgrims were killed and 41 injured in a crash in April as they travelled to a shrine in Balochistan's Hub district.

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