This year, the accident rate in Gilgit Baltistan is much higher than ever before. Non-local drivers face so much trouble while driving in Gilgit Baltistan as compared to locals.
The list details of a few major accidents in the last two months of tourist carrying vehicles are:
July 12, 2022: a tourist carrying vehicle plunged at Babusar. Luckily no harm to anyone.
July 03, 2022: French paraglider gone missing in Hunza.
July 01, 2022: The vehicle of a tourist stuck in Nagar, locals helped solely. Minor damages to the driving machine.
June 28, 2022: NATCO coaster stuck in a heavy flood at Sino Mashabrum. The vehicle was badly damaged, fortunately, no harm to any passenger.
June 23, 2022: KKH block at Basha. Many tourists were stranded badly and rescued by authorities timely.
June 22, 2022: a coaster accident in Rahimabad Hunza took the life of five tourists. There were 15 tourists on board. 5 died and the other 8 escaped deadly with five injuries. Tourists were from Karachi.
The accident point of Rahimabad is called ‘Qatil Mord’. Authorities failed to take any measures to control such accidents in the future.
June 21, 2022: Skardu road was blocked for more than 3 days due to land sliding.
June 17, 2022: Zia ul Karim a musician from Hunza died in a motorcycle accident. He was a LUMS graduate working to uplift the community of Hunza. A musician, teacher, and entertainer.
June 17, 2022: two young boys drowned in Naltar lake, a tourist from Multan Dr. Qurat-ul-Ain, and her husband saved the life of these two.
May 22, 2022: Five died in a tourist car accident on Babusar Road in Diamer.
How to drive safely in Gilgit Baltistan?
Roads within GB are not that as compared to major cities of Pakistan. Drivers are advised to drive at a slow speed. While defending from the top of any hill, don’t rely on the brake. Keep your vehicle in lower gears instead of braking a lot. When the brake drum got heated, it stops working, and highly possible to face an accident.
Drive safely, life to before adventure.