According to initial reports, nine Chinese nationals and four locals including two FC personnel were among the victims. Meanwhile, more than three dozen people were injured in the incident.
It was not immediately confirmed whether the blast was the result of a planted device or a road accident. Later, Foreign ministry said that the incident was a result of mechanical failure while Chinese counterparts termed it an “attack” on their nationals
According to a senior administrative officer of the Hazara region, the bus was carrying over 30 Chinese engineers to the site of Dasu dam in Upper Kohistan.