At least 35 die in Hub road crash
HUB: A road crash between two buses and two trucks at RCD Highway near Gadani checkpost in Balochistan at least 35 people reportedly killed and scores of others were injured on Saturday morning, ARY News reported.
Mostly people lost their lives in the inferno caused by the deadly road crash between two buses and two oil tankers at RCD Highway near the beach town of Gadani in Balochistan in the west of Karachi.
At least 13 persons with serious burn injuries were transferred to a hospital in the industrial town of Hub. Two dead bodies and eight injured were brought to Karachi's Civil Hospital. Several bodies of the deadly crash victims have been transferred to the Edhi morgue in Karachi. The deceased also included women and children.
The road mishap occurred when two speeding buses collided with oil tankers coming from an opposite direction on RCD Highway.
The oil tankers were carrying petrol which caused the blaze that burnt the passenger vehicles and resulted in huge losses of life.
The unfortunate buses were carrying passengers from Quetta and Turbat to Karachi. According to reports the oil tankers were carrying Iranian oil.
The accident sparked fire in the oil. The authorities have closed the the portion of the RCD Highway for the rescues operation.
According to reports the buses carrying oil drums on their roofs. They were not stopped at various checkposts on the road.