On Sunday, a passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell into a deep ravine in heavy rain in southwest Pakistan, killing 19 people and injuring 12 others.
Mahtab Shah, the assistant administrator for the district of Shirani in Balochistan province, told reporters that the bus was carrying 35 passengers and traveling from the capital Islamabad to Quetta city when the accident happened.
Shah revealed that the death toll could increase since many of those injured were in critical condition.
Shah added that rescue workers were searching for survivors in the wreckage of the destroyed vehicle and surroundings that border Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Based on an initial investigation, the bus slid on the wet road amid heavy rain, and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which fell about 200 feet (61 meters) into the ravine.