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Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus, 16 killed

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a landslide in the country’s north has buried a minibus under tons of mud and rock, killing 16 people on board. Rescue workers dug for hours in hopes of finding survivors, but called off the search late Sunday after recovering 16 bodies. They include the driver and four soldiers who were traveling to their posts. The bus was pushed into a deep ditch and buried along a mountainous road while traveling to the scenic town of Skardu. The town is located in a complex of mountain ranges that includes the Himalayas, and is the gateway to K2, the world’s highest peak after Mt. Everest.

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