Pakistan: 27 killed, over 60 injured as two buses collide


Lahore: Two passenger buses collided in Pakistan’s Punjab province killing 27 people in the incident while leaving over 60 injured, rescue officials said.

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The mischance, which happened on a perilous bend in Khanpur town in Rahim Yar Khan region, was likely brought on by speeding, said police official Jamshid Shah.

Several youngsters, undergrads and ladies were among the casualties, Shah said. He said police and protect authorities were using cutters and to retrieve bodies caught inside the two transports.

Dr. Tasleem Kamran at an administration doctor’s facility said the harmed were being dealt with and that few were accounted for to be in basic condition. “We have proclaimed a crisis. We urgently require blood,” she said.

Local TV footage demonstrated ambulances and save authorities hurrying the harmed people to healing facilities.

Prior to the rescuers and police arrived, inhabitant Waqar Ahmad said townspeople, who heard the sound of the crash, touched base at the scene and began hauling the casualties out of the destruction. “We though some bomb has exploded,” Ahmad said.

Deadly road accidents are common in Pakistan, mainly because of bad road infrastructure and reckless driving.

The wounded have been shifted to hospitals in Khanpur and Rahim Yar Khan hospitals. Condition of some injured persons is stated to be serious, media reported.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the accident and directed the authorities concerned to provide best medical treatment to the injured, it said.

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