Careless Driving: Eight die, 75 injured in bus-collision

Three passenger buses collided on the Indus Highway near Kala Colony, some 20 kilometres away from DG Khan.

August 30, 2012


At least eight people died and 75 others were injured on Tuesday night after three passenger buses collided on the Indus Highway near Kala Colony, some 20 kilometres away from DG Khan.

Kala SHO Muhammad Riaz said that two buses, coming from Swabi and Swat, were headed to Karachi when, in an attempt to overtake, one of them accelerated and ran into a bus headed in the opposite direction. Both the buses overturned and hit the third bus.

Eight people died on the spot and 75 others were injured. Rescue 1122 teams were called and the injured people were taken to various hospitals, including district headquarters hospital and Nishtar Hospital, Multan.

Five of the deceased were identified as Sadiq the driver, Saddam Hussain from Peshawar, Saima, Muhammad Sajid and Sadiq from Swat. The rest of the three have yet to be identified.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2012.


LuvPak | 9 years ago | Reply

What's wrong with our men, why they still unable to control their ego, from top to bottom. Who to blame, may be the egoistic & extra demanding brought-up, where a normal behaving child is considered a character failure & bullying is encouraged as real part of growth from the early childhood. It benefit no one but only humiliate the family later if not all bring misery to others normal & low profile living peaceful humans. We must encourage the peaceful behavior and discourage the bullying. All characteristics of adults have their roots in their childhood history and experiences. Even a negligible small step in the form of advice and discouragement at early age of children turns a community of thousand in few years into peaceful healthy human beings. And so even a small step in right direction is worthy of the appreciation, encouragement and personal reward for the adult who takes it, just like the beautiful flowers that make one smile who planted the seeds months ago and now getting the spiritual fulfillment. For personal growth encourage Charity where you see a chance, you will be the first one smiling and happy, realy.

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