Bus collides with truck in Pakistan, 9 dead, 35 injured


Islamabad, Aug 21: At least nine persons lost lives and 35 others including women and children sustained injuries in a road accident in Sindh province of Pakistan, the police informed on Sunday.

The accident took place when a bus was departing to Shahdad Kot from Karachi, collided with a truck late on Saturday in Thatta district, Dawn online quoted the police as saying.

The injured persons were rushed to Thatta Civil Hospital. At least 10 of the injured were said to be in a critical condition.

When the Sukkur-bound bus was taking a turn on the road it lost balance and moved to the wrong lane of the motorway where it hit a truck coming from the opposite direction.

The accident claimed nine lives, including truck driver Mujahid, 45. The other deceased were identified as Liaquat, 30, of Bahwalnagar, Amjad, 55, and Arif Khan, 40, of Lahore, Saqib, 37, of Rahim Yar Khan, Noor Ahmad, 55, of Vehari, Jamila Begam, 32, of Sukkur and Nusrat, 55, and Dost Muhammad, 45, of Bahawalpur.

Wefornews Bureau

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