Hub road tragedy: Victims put to rest in mass grave

Bodies of 29 victims, body parts and ashes of others were brought in ambulances from Karachi to Hub for the burial.

Web Desk March 24, 2014
Abdul Jabbar, who has yet to identify the body of his deceased brother Jalal Jan, grieves over coffins of the victims of the Hub road accident, before their burial in Edhi morgue in Karachi March 24, 2014. REUTERS

HUB: Funeral prayers were offered for the victims of a road tragedy in Hub that claimed 38 lives, Express News reported on Monday.

The bodies of 29 victims and body parts and ashes of others were buried in a mass grave in Hub.

The dead were transported by Edhi ambulances from Karachi to Hub for the burial.

Prior to the funeral, families of the victims protested against the government and criticised them for not sending anyone to take notice of the issue.

On March 22, two trucks collided with two passenger buses in the Gadani area of Hub, burning to death at least 38 people, including several women and children.

The police had registered cases against the three drivers and officials collected DNA samples to identify the victims who were charred beyond recognition.

The Sindh Health Depart­ment had collected DNA samples of 30 bodies and 24 family members in order to enable cross-matching. Medical experts from the Sindh police and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital took samples on the night of the accident.

The results of the DNA tests are expected to be received in 15 to 20 days, Express News reported.


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