‘27 dead in accident between coach, oil tanker in Hub’


From Fasih Ahmed

HUB: At least 27 people died in an accident between a coach and an oil tanker in Balochistan’s Hub yesterday, said Deputy Commissioner Lasbela Shabbir Mengal.

According to DC Lasbela, 16 people were wounded while they were being taken out of the vehicle, adding that four severely wounded have been shifted to a hospital.

The bus was leaving for Panjgor from Karachi, he said. DC Mengal said that the fire has been brought under control.

Earlier police said that the passenger coach caught fire due to the collision and more than 35 people were inside the vehicle at that time.

Rescue officials said that they have started relief activities after the accident.

Multiple major road accidents were reported this year, resulting in several casualties. In early August, at least 18 people, including women and children, died in a collision between a passenger bus and a tanker.

In July, 11 passengers were killed and several others sustained injuries in a three-vehicle crash near Nawabshah.


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