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Pakistan: Road accident kills 41 in Sukkur

20th Apr 2014
Pakistan: Road accident kills 41 in Sukkur


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SUKKUR, (Dawn): At least 41 people were killed and several others were injured Sunday morning in a bus-trailer collision on the National Highway in Sindh’s Sukkur district, DawnNews reported.

The accident took place near Pano Akil area in Sukkur when a bus traveling from Dera Ghazi Khan to Karachi entered into a head-on collision with a trailer, security personnel said.

The bus was carrying over 50 passengers when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with the trailer coming from the opposite direction, rescue sources said.

Police personnel and rescue teams immediately reached the site of the incident and began cutting through the wreckage of the bus to rescue the victims.

The deceased included women, children and the driver of the bus as well, according to rescue sources who added that the driver of the trailer had also sustained wounds in the mishap.

Fatal traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving, are frequent in Pakistan claim many lives annually.


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