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47 Pakistanis in good health, 3 hospitalized after mishap in Iraq: FO

ISLAMABAD: A bus carrying 51 Pakistani pilgrims hit a security check post near Samarra, Iraq, on the night of April 21; 47 passengers out of 51 were in good condition, while three were hospitalized, Foreign Office said.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the FO said “our Mission is coordinating with the Iraqi Ministry of Health and hospital administration, to ensure provision of medical treatment to the injured.”

According to the information provided by Pakistani Mission in Baghdad, injured passengers were shifted to Medical City Hospital.

Passengers with minor injuries were treated and have been discharged. As of now 47 passengers are in good health, whereas 3 passengers remain admitted in the hospital due to serious injuries, the statement added.

“The embassy in Baghdad is arranging safe return of the pilgrims to Pakistan, in coordination with Iraqi authorities,” the FO stated.




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