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Portuguese Tourist Dies in Balochistan Road Accident

  • The tourist’s body is being taken to Quetta.
  • Officials are trying to contact the Portuguese consulate in Pakistan.
  • The tourist wanted to visit 50 countries in 2 years on a bike.

A tragic road accident in Balochistan’s Chagai district claimed the life of Nuno Miguel Vilao Castanheria, a 28-year-old tourist from Portugal. The incident occurred while he was riding his motorbike on his way to Quetta through Iran.

According to the details provided by Chagai Deputy Commissioner Hussain Jan Baloch, the unfortunate collision happened with a pick-up vehicle near Dalbandin at around 3 pm on Thursday. As a result of the accident, Nuno Miguel Vilao Castanheria lost his life.

Authorities are taking necessary measures to handle the situation. They are currently arranging the transportation of the deceased tourist’s body to Quetta. Additionally, they have retrieved his identity card to establish formalities.


In light of this tragedy, authorities are also trying to establish contact with the Portuguese consulate in Pakistan. The aim is to coordinate further proceedings and communication with Nuno’s family and the Portuguese authorities.

Before embarking on his journey, Nuno Miguel Vilao Castanheria had shared his mission on his website, Mission Unplug. His ambitious plan was to travel around the world on his motorcycle and document his experiences for his readers. His journey commenced on May 21, and he aspired to visit 50 countries, covering an impressive distance of more than 85,000 km.

On his website, Nuno expressed his passion for exploring the world and meeting new people. He embraced the challenges of traveling off-road, all the while acknowledging that he would be on his own during this adventure.

This unfortunate accident serves as a grim reminder of the risks involved in adventurous expeditions. Nuno’s dreams of exploring new places and sharing stories with his readers have been cut short tragically.

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As we mourn the loss of Nuno Miguel Vilao Castanheria, we are reminded of the importance of road safety and vigilance while traveling. It is crucial for travelers to prioritize their safety and take all necessary precautions while embarking on such ambitious journeys. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nuno’s family and friends during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.


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