At least 21 people were killed after a passenger van plunged into the Indus River in northern Pakistan on Monday morning, an official said.
The van carrying 25 passengers fell into the river in Skardu district, a famous tourist destination, which borders China.
Faizullah Faraq, a spokesman for the government of Gilgit-Baltistan region in which Skardu is located, confirmed the death toll to Anadolu Agency adding that four persons were injured in the accident.
A rescue operation backed by army helicopters was underway to pull out the bodies, he said.
Ghulam Murtaza, an assistant district commissioner, told reporters