Sunday 26 January 2020

15 killed as truck hits bus carrying wedding party in Pakistan

The incident took place near the city of Hyderabad.

Police officers and volunteers inspect the wreckage (AP)
Police officers and volunteers inspect the wreckage (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

At least 15 people have been killed after a truck hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on a busy road near the southern Pakistani city of Hyderabad.

The accident took place before dawn in the town of Matiarai in the southern Sindh province.

Police said 17 other people were injured in the crash, with some of them in a critical condition.

A spokesman said the crash appeared to have been caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver.

TV footage showed badly damaged bus and ambulances transporting bodies and those who were injured to hospitals.

Road accidents are common in Pakistan, where major routes and many minor roads are poorly maintained, and traffic laws are widely ignored.

PA Media

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editors Choice

Also in World News