42 killed in accident in southern Pakistan

The ill-fated bus was carrying some 55 to 60 passengers when it collided with a cargo truck apparently due to overspeeding

42 killed in accident in southern Pakistan

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 42 people were killed and more than 10 were injured in a head-on collission between a passenger bus and a truck in southern Sindh province on Sunday morning, police and rescue workers said.

The accident occured at Saangi town located 550 kilometers northeast of Karachi where only one side of the National Highway was used due to repair of a patch of the highway.

The ill-fated bus was carrying some 55 to 60 passengers when it collided with a cargo truck apparently due to overspeeding, Mohammad Kazim, a spokesman of Edhi Foundation involved in the rescue operation, told reporters.

The deceased included women, children and the bus driver, he added. The injured were shifted to Sukkur civil hospital where various are stated to be in critical condition.

In another development, at least 16 people, including 3 children, were killed and 30 injured when a mini truck fell into a ravine in northeast Pakistan on Saturday evening, police said.

The truck was carrying 50 to 60 people who were returning after a wedding in northeastern Jehlum district, located some 100 kilometers off the capital, Islamabad.

Area police chief Zulfikar Bazaid told Anadolu Agency that the accident was a result of break failure.

He said the mountaineer route where the truck was travelling became dangerous due to downpour. 

 

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