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Bus plunges into ravine in Pakistan, killing 27

From Nasir Habib, CNN
March 16, 2013 -- Updated 0741 GMT (1541 HKT)

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A bus accident in northern Pakistan killed 27 people Saturday, including 25 soldiers, authorities said.

The two other passengers were civilians.

The bus plummeted into a ravine in Kohistan province, which is near the border with Kashmir, the military said.

Roads through the mountainous terrain are treacherous, and accidents occur frequently there.

CNN's Ben Brumfield wrote in Atlanta

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