No less than 23 individuals were killed when a minibus dove from a mountain road into a river in a remote area of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir late on Friday, authorities said.
The accident occurred at Nausehri, exactly 45 kilometers (27 miles) north of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, when the minibus driver lost control.
The vehicle veered off a street, falling 100 meters (110 yards) into the spouting waterway, neighborhood government and salvage authorities said.
"More than 23 individuals were murdered and three others injured in the transport mischance," nearby government official Ashfaq Gilani told AFP.
"We have just discovered three bodies and three injured individuals. More than 20 different travelers and the destruction of the transport have been cleared away by the stream," he included.
"We have assumed them dead as there is zero chance of their survival," Gilani said.
Rescuers said the territory was troublesome and that they would continue the quest for the rest of the travelers at first light on Saturday.
Pakistan has one of the world's most noticeably awful records for lethal auto collisions, faulted for poor streets, severely kept up vehicles and rash driving.