3 killed, 55 injured in road accident near Muzaffargarh

Over speeding causes loaded passenger bus to collide with luggage truck


Owais Qarni June 26, 2015
"National Highway and Korangi Industrial Area are considered to be the most dangerous roads with 50 fatal incidents in 2013," Former IG Asad Jahangir. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

MUZAFFARGARH: At least three people were killed and 55 others were injured when a passenger bus collided with a luggage truck on the National Highway near Muzaffargarh, early Friday morning.

According to reports, the accident occurred as the two vehicles were travelling in opposite directions on the Multan-Karachi section of the highway in Hamzay Wali area of Alipur sub district.

“The accident was caused due to over speeding,” officials stated.

Rescue officials said 31 of the 55 injured were critical and were shifted to Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Alipur while nine others were shifted to Multan for treatment.

Read: Mastung accident claims 13 lives

Further, road accidents in the area owing to over speeding are not uncommon.

Earlier on Thursday, a passenger wagon collided with a truck in Mastung District’s Khad Kucha leaving 12 dead and about eight others injured.

Read: Twelve killed in road accident near Quetta

According to SHO Mastung Nazir Ahmed, the passenger wagon was on its way from Mangochar to Quetta when it collided with a Mazda truck, killing the driver on the spot.

The incident took 12 lives, including women and children, while eight others sustained injuries.

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