FO confirms the death of 9 Chinese nationals in Kohistan bus mishap

Foreign Office (FO) has confirmed the death of nine Chinese workers in Kohistan bus incident on Wednesday (today).

In a statement, FO confirmed that this morning a bus carrying Chinese workers in Khyber Pakhunkhwa (KP) Province, plunged into a ravine after a mechanical failure resulting in leakage of gas that caused a blast.

As per the preliminary reports, nine Chinese nationals and three Pakistanis lost their lives. Chinese workers and accompanying Pakistani staff were proceeding to their work place for an ongoing project, said the Foreign Office.

he local authorities are providing all possible assistance to the injured. Further investigations are underway, added the statement issued by FO.

The statement also conveyed condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan extend to the families of Chinese and Pakistani workers who lost their lives in the incident.

We also pray for quick recovery of the injured, read the statement.

Furthermore, FO reaffirmed that Pakistan and China are close friends and iron-brothers and Pakistan attaches great importance to safety and security of Chinese nationals, projects and institutions in Pakistan.