Thursday 14 November 2019

Bus crash in Pakistan kills 57

Rescue workers search through the wreckage of the passenger bus (AP)
Rescue workers search through the wreckage of the passenger bus (AP)

A crash between a passenger bus and a petrol tanker in southern Pakistan has killed at least 57 people.

Dr Seemi Jamali, who heads the emergency section at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre in Karachi, said they had received 57 bodies.

She said the bodies were so charred that they would have to do DNA tests to identify the victims.

The minister of transportation for Sindh Province, Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani, says the crash happened when the passenger bus hit the petrol tanker about 31 miles outside of Karachi.

Such horrific traffic accidents are not uncommon in Pakistan due to reckless, untrained drivers and poor roads.

Rescue workers search through the wreckage of the passenger bus (AP)
Rescue workers search through the wreckage of the passenger bus (AP)

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