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27 killed as bus collides with a petrol-filled truck near Lasbela

QUETTA/KARACHI: The death toll in a deadly bus-truck collision near Lasbela has reached 27 after another victim succumbed to his wounds at Karachi’s Civil Hospital, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

The deadly mishap occurred near Bella cross where the bus caught fire soon after smashing into the truck, killing 25 persons including women and children on the spot. The bus was on its way to Panjgur from Karachi.

The passenger coach caught fire in the road accident which resulted in great loss of lives, said the rescue sources.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan 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.

He directed the administration to complete the investigation and submit the report into the incident.

The deputy commissioner has confirmed the incident and said the victims included women and children as well. He said the truck with which the coach collided was carrying contraband Irani petrol and diesel.

The rescue sources said five of the injured were critically injured.

Owing to the road mishap, Karachi’s Civil Hospital Burns Centre has 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.



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