Eight killed as buses collide close to Rajanpur on account of fog

Representational image of a crime scene. — AFP/File
Representational picture of a criminal offense scene. — AFP/File 

A minimum of eight folks have been killed and several other others injured in a highway accident when two passenger buses collided on the Indus Freeway (N-55) close to Rajanpur as fog engulfed the area lowering visibility on the motorway.

Rescue sources stated that the buses rammed into one another at Shah Wali on account of fog. One of many ill-fated buses was touring to Karachi from Peshawar whereas the opposite was en path to Rajanpur from Quetta.

Sources additional said that the injured have been rushed to a close-by hospital.

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi expressed grief over the unlucky incident and sought a report from the authorities involved.

He ordered authorized motion towards the bus driver at fault for the accident and the supply of one of the best medical support for the injured.

20 lifeless in Sehwan bus accident

That is the third bus accident on the Indus Freeway within the final three months.

In November, a passenger bus plunged right into a water-filled ditch close to the Sehwan toll plaza on the Indus Freeway, leaving at the very least 20 lifeless and 13 others injured.

The casualties included 12 kids as properly.

Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Farid-Uddin Mustafa had stated that 33 passengers have been on board the ill-fated van. Twenty passengers misplaced their lives when the van plunged into the ditch, he stated, including that 13 passengers have been rescued alive.

Police stated that the Indus Freeway was dredged at completely different factors to empty out floodwater. Nonetheless, the highway cavities haven’t been stuffed to date, even after two months.

10 lifeless in bus-truck collision at Indus Freeway 

Earlier in October, at the very least 10 folks have been killed together with girls and youngsters, and 13 others injured as a passenger bus rammed right into a truck in a tragic accident on the freeway close to Sindh’s Sann.

Drivers of each the bus and truck have been additionally killed.

Jamshoro Senior Superintendent of Police Javed Baloch had stated that the unlucky bus was en path to Punjab from Karachi when it collided with the truck at Thori Phatak close to Sann.

He stated that the deceased stated to be from Bahawalpur additionally included two kids and two girls.

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