Tragic accident: 16 passengers die as truck collides with van in K-P

One person injured in the fire resulting from the accident on Indus Highway.


Web Desk July 30, 2013
The wreckage is yet to be removed from the accident site. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS.

KARAK: At least 16 passengers were killed and one injured when a passenger van collided head-on with a truck near Karak district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday evening, Express News reported.

The incident occurred on the Indus Highway, which connects Karachi with Peshawar via Dera Ghazi Khan.

The high-speed collision reportedly resulted in a fire which engulfed most of the passengers and wrecked both vehicles.

According to security officials, the fire was so intense that the passengers could not get out and were burnt to death. The dead included a woman and her infant.

Rescue workers are currently engaged in removing the damaged vehicles and transferring the dead and injured to the nearest hospital.

According to eye witnesses, the truck driver fled the scene as soon as the accident took place.

Rescue teams managed to arrive after an hour of the accident, which has led to an increase in the number of deaths according to witnesses.

The passenger bus was on its way to Dera Ghazi Khan from Peshawar.

COMMENTS (6)

SANAA | 7 years ago | Reply

@Khurrum Toor:

Where is rescue 1122 in karak, its not punjab that is parasite on all resources of pakistan. PML N PPPP ANP and JUIF short comimg in KPK will be now covered by PTI In sha allah.......

Muhammad | 7 years ago | Reply

@Aamna Fasihi: You never know they might, Its sad to hear such loses due to non compliant cars on the road, un safe road conditions and no brains to follow basic driving rules by most of the people in Pakistan. But they might come up and say its PTI's fault. Everyone can do everything and that fair in politics and fair in pakistan but a party like PTI which is doing its best to be a clean, pure and a party that can work to make this a better country will be criticized no matter what. if PTI does wrong even we the staunchest supporters should not spare a moment in criticizing our leaders but if all is being done right and still finger are pointed then all you can think is that you can be the only sane person in the world of fools and all the fools will think that you are a fool and not them. That's the law of majority. To lower your head shut your ears, keep your eyes and brains open and get into what you are doing to help and make this a better place for everyone. Inshallah

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