18 killed, 14 hurt in bus-truck collision in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 14 others injured when a passenger bus hit into a truck in Pakistan’s east Faisalabad city on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

The ill-fated bus carrying over 50 people collided with the truck coming from opposite direction at Jhang road area of Faisalabad, a district located in the country’s east Punjab province, Xinhua quoted Samaa News as saying.

Police said that the accident took place due to over speeding of the bus driver who also got killed in the collision. The bus was heading toward Sadiqabad district from Faisalabad when the accident occurred.

The injured people have been shifted to Allied Hospital Faisalabad where several of them are said to be in critical condition.

The accident disrupted traffic for some time but the rescue teams shifted all the injured people to the hospital and moved the bodies from the site after which the road was cleared for traffic, police said.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here