13 charred to death as bus collides with van in Pakistan

13 charred to death as bus collides with van in Pakistan

 

Lahore: At least 13 people were burnt alive and 17 others suffered injuries in a head-on collision between a bus and a van in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Monday.

The accident took place on Kalakhatai Road Narang Mandi, some 75 kms from here.

Also Read:Gone for 15 Years, Qazi Mujahid Hilal’s Famliy Prays For His Return Home

According to rescue officials, the van collided with the bus head-on apparently due to poor visibility owing to fog.

The van completely burnt after the collision. Rescue officials reached the spot and shifted the injured to hospitals, a rescue spokesperson said, adding that 13 passengers died of burns while the condition of some of the 17 injured is stated to be critical.

Also Read:25 travelers among 370 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 110224

The gas cylinder of the van exploded when it collided with the bus and caught fire.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and directed officials to provide best medical facilities to the injured. (PTI)

Loading...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *