15 passengers burnt to death as coach catches fire after collision in Karak
KARAK: At least 15 passengers were burnt to death, when a passenger coach caught fire after smashing into a wagon at the Indus Highway in Karak, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
The dreadful road crash took place near Tabi Kho Stop as a DI Khan-Peshawar bound passenger coach rammed into a wagon, coming from opposite side, resulting in death of 13 passengers on the spot.
Soon after the incident, the locals reached the spot and moved four injured passengers to a nearby medical facility, but two of them succumbed to their injuries, raising the death toll to 15.
In a similar road mishap that occurred on January 22, in Balochistan’s area of Lasbella, where a bus caught fire after meeting a collision with the truck, killing 25 persons including women and children on the spot.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan had expressed grief over the incident and directed the local administration to immediately provide medical assistance to the injured and transfer them to Karachi for further treatment.
Owing to the road mishap, Karachi’s Civil Hospital Burns Centre had declared emergency and directed all the on-duty doctors and staff to be ready for providing treatment to the injured, said the spokesperson Civil Hospital Burns Centre. He said those who receive burn injuries were shifted to the Burns Centre of Civil Hospital.
Deadly traffic accidents frequent occur in the country owing to reckless driving and the bad condition of roads.