26 perish in Hub bus fire sparked by crash

Rescuers extinguish the blaze after hectic effort

Mohammad Zafar January 21, 2019
37 passengers were travelling in the bus heading to Panjgur from Karachi. PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/@itsubaidullah

QUETTA: At least 26 people died and 16 others sustained burn injuries after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker in Hub, Balochistan on Monday evening.

According to Express News, as many as 37 passengers were travelling in the bus headed to Panjgur from Karachi.

The collision led to the bus catching fire, which burnt 21 people to death while 16 others jumped off the bus in an attempt to save their lives.

Rescue officials including law enforcement agencies personnel rushed to the incident site, who faced difficulty in carrying out the rescue operation due to the intensity of the fire.

Injured and bodies were shifted to a nearby hospital.


PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/@itsubaidullah



ahmad | 2 years ago | Reply Inna lillah wa innah aliahi rajiun. Why is this not a major story running on media
abdul lateef guidotti | 2 years ago | Reply So sad
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