- At least 20 people lost their lives and six others were injured after the bus lurched off in an oil tanker near Bahawalpur on Tuesday.
- Accident caused speeding, highway officials say.
- AT dead the wounded were taken to nearby hospitals.
At least 20 people were killed and six others were injured in a sleeper bus collision with oil tanker on motorway M-5, also known as the Multan-Sukkur Highway near Bahawalpur on Tuesday. The passenger bus was on this is way from Lahore to Karachi.
Traffic officials said the accident happened caused over speed. Accident took place when the speeding sleeper bus went out of control and faced with oil tanker on on the Multan-Sukkur highway, according to highway officials. Traffic is still suspended on the scene of an accident on the M-5 highway for several hours.
Oil tanker and bus caught fire soon after collision, according to a spokesperson of traffic police. officers of The traffic police immediately arrived at the scene after the accident. took place. Local police and lifeguards 1122 teams also got to the place.
According to the representative, fire was so intense and terrifying that it could be seen from afar. distance. Most of passengers were rescued alive from a burning vehicles and were immediately taken to nearby hospitals. At least nine passengers were safely rescued from the burning bus.
The spokesman for the highway also said that took several hours for the rescue teams to extinguish in fire. According to the instructions of IG Khalid Mahmoud, Highway Police set up emergency crisis center. During the DIG rescue operation, Shahid Javad was also on place.
The ill-fated sleeping bus left Lahore for Karachi at 9pm.
According to bus company sources, there were two. drivers on board the bus. All staff were to be changed in Sukkur. there were 24 passengers on board — two passengers were on their way to Hyderabad and 22 others to Karachi.