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15 killed, 30 injured as bus falls into ravine in Attock

Attock: Following an unfortunate incident, at least 15 people including a woman and minor were killed while 30 others sustained injuries when a bus carrying passengers fall into a ravine on the road near Burhan Interchange last night.

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15 killed, 30 injured as bus falls into ravine in Attock
15 killed, 30 injured as bus falls into ravine in Attock

According to details, the accident took place when the speeding bus tried to avoid an accident with another car and fell into the ditch near Burhan Interchange in Hasan Abdal, killing 15 people including a 32-year old woman and a five-month old girl.

The local police reported that the bus overturned while passing through Interchange.

Rescue teams and police reached the spot after getting information and shifted the deceased to a nearby hospital while whereas seriously injured were referred to Rawalpindi hospital.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari expressed deep grief over the incident and directed the civil administration of to provide best hospital care to the victims.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has also expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in the accident.

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PDMA issues alert about more torrential rains in parts of KP

Torrential rains can cause urban flooding in Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi, and land sliding in hilly areas

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Peshawar: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued an alert about monsoon torrential rains in different parts of the province from Sunday.

According to details, PDMA has advised all the Deputy Commissioners to take precautionary measures to avoid any human and material losses.

The rains can cause urban flooding in Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi and land sliding in hilly areas.

The PDMA control room is operational round the clock and people can contact on its helpline 1700 in case of emergency.

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UAE intends to invest in diverse sectors of Pakistan: PM

Both brotherly countries are very keen to further strengthen their multifaceted relationship.

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says United Arab Emirates (UAE) is going to make investment in various sectors of Pakistan.

In a tweet, he said both brotherly countries are very keen to further strengthen their multifaceted relationship.

Terming Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan as his brother, the Prime Minister extended thanked him for investment in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a telephonic conversation with Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

The two leaders exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

Pakistan and Qatar enjoy close and cordial relations and Qatar is home to over two hundred thousand Pakistani diaspora that is playing a pivotal role in development of both countries.

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Musk challenges Twitter CEO to public debate on bots

"Let him prove to the public that Twitter has <5% fake or spam daily users"

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California: Elon Musk on Saturday challenged Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal to a public debate about the percentage of bots on the social media platform.

"Let him prove to the public that Twitter has <5% fake or spam daily users!" Musk said in a tweet.

He also started a poll asking users whether less than 5% of Twitter daily users are fake/spam.

Twitter on Thursday dismissed a claim by Musk that he was hoodwinked into signing a $44 billion agreement to buy the company.

Musk filed a countersuit against Twitter on July 29, escalating his legal fight against the company over his bid to walk away from the purchase agreement.

Earlier on Saturday, Musk said that if Twitter could provide its method of sampling 100 accounts and how it confirmed that the accounts are real, his deal to buy the company should proceed on its original terms.

SOURCE: Reuters

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