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11 die as bus plunges into Kukcha River

AT-KABUL: At least 11 passengers died Saturday as a bus plunged into the Kukcha River in the north-eastern province of Badakhshan, provincial officials said.

“The incident took place in the area of Khwajah Abdal of Baharak district at 7:00 pm Friday night,” said district governor Abdul Sami Atiq.

He said that the bus was heading from Baharak to Faizabad city, the provincial capital that suddenly it deviated and sank in the Kukcha River with all its passengers.

“Eleven passengers were killed and one other injured and their bodies are not yet available,” Atiq added.

It is said the bus passengers were going for sightseeing but their fate touch with river.

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