13 killed as bus overturns, catches fire in Pakistan...

Dhaka, Thursday   22 October 2020

13 killed as bus overturns, catches fire in Pakistan

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:35 PM, 27 September 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

At least 13 people were killed and several others injured when a passenger bus overturned and caught fire in Pakistan on Saturday night. 

Citing officials, Dawn reported that the vehicle was carrying at least 20 people when it met the accident. Five of the seven survivors including the bus driver and a child were shifted to hospital. 

Police said that the bus was on its way to Karachi from Hyderabad when the accident took place 63 kilometres from Hyderabad.

The bus overturned and caught fire after taking a number of turns and bouncing off the road, police said, adding that the passengers' bodies were completely charred. 

Thousands of people lose their lives in traffic accidents in Pakistan every year that are caused due to poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving. Crashes killing dozens of people are not uncommon.

Earlier this year, six members of a family, including four children, were burned to death while five others suffered critical injuries after a fire broke out in a moving van in New Karachi area.