Mastung accident leaves 7 dead, 12 injured

Passenger coach falls into ditch after failing to make successful turn


Our Correspondent February 12, 2018
PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Seven passengers, including two women, were killed and 12 others injured after a speeding passenger coach fell into a ditch in Luk-Pass area of Mastung district on Saturday night.

Levies personnel confirmed that a passenger coach, bearing registration number BSB 929, fell into a ditch due to speeding.

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“The passenger coach heading towards Karachi fell down a ditch when it failed to make a successful turn on a curve on the road due to speeding,” the Levies personnel added.

Rescue workers along with security forces rushed to the spot and shifted the injured and the bodies to Civil Hospital Quetta for medical treatment and medico-legal formalities, respectively.

“Nine of the 12 injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital’s Trauma Centre due to the serious nature of their injuries,” said Trauma Centre duty in-charge Dr Rehman.

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Emergency was declared at the hospital after the accident, he added.

This was the second fatal accident in recent days in the same area of Luk-Pass. On January 31, at least three people died after a car collided with a passenger coach.

Hundreds of passenger coaches leave for Karachi daily from Quetta but due to the reckless driving of some drivers fatal accidents are on the rise on the Quetta-Karachi highway.

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