DADU: One more child victim, Hussain Babar, of the wedding bus incident at Khairpur Nathan Shah, succumbed to burns injuries at a hospital in Karachi after fighting for life for 68 days. The total number of casualties has now increased to 17. The unfortunate bus caught fire when an 11-kilovolt, high-tension power line touched the large iron box loaded on top of the vehicle, on Indus Highway on May 3. A newly wed couple and their relatives, who were returning from the wedding, were on that bus. At least 25 people were injured while as many as 11 people lost their lives, including the groom’s mother, three children and four women. Some of the wounded were critical with 70 to 80 per cent burns.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2015.