Pakistan bus collision kills 30

17th Oct 2016
Pakistan bus collision kills 30

KARACHI, (AA): At least 30akistan-two-buses-collide-killing-30-near-Rahim-Yar-Khan-in-Punjab-17-oct-16-pho-The-News-Jang.jpg people were killed and over 50 injured when two passenger buses collided head-on in northeastern Pakistan on Monday morning, officials and local media reported.

The crash happened in Rahim Yar Khan’s Khanpur area of the Punjab province when a speeding bus crashed with another carrying local college students, reported local channel Express News TV.

The accident was so serious that the bodies of the dead and injured could only be recovered after cutting through the bodies of the vehicles, Rahim Yar Khan Police Spokesperson Arshad Nawaz, said.

One of the buses was on its way from Karachi to Lahore while the other was heading to Sadiqabad from Faisalabad, he said.

Authorities fear the death toll may rise as many of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, more than 50,000 people were killed in road accidents from 2004 to 2013.
Muhabir Ekip

Additional reporting by The Muslim News

 

[Photo: Two buses collide killing 30 near Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab on 17 October 2016. Photgrpaher: The News/Jang]

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