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19 passengers killed in Pakistan bus overturn

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  • 03 July, 2022 13:34:52

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International Desk: A passenger bus overturned and fell into a ditch in Balochistan, Pakistan. 19 passengers of the bus were killed in the accident. Another 11 passengers were injured. The condition of many of the injured is critical, and the death toll could rise further. Local media The Dawn quoted authorities as saying that the accident took place in Dhob district on Sunday (June 3) morning. The bus carrying more than 30 passengers overturned on its way from Islamabad to Quetta. Television footage showed rescue workers rescuing bloodied passengers. Shirani district assistant commissioner Mahtab Shah told Dawn that the incident took place near Dhana Sar area. The bus lost control due to high speed and fell into a ditch. 19 passengers were killed and 11 injured. Upon receiving the news, the rescue team rushed to the spot. The bodies were taken to the hospital. The process of identifying them is underway there. Dr Nurul Haque, medical chief of Dhob Civil Hospital, said the condition of the injured was critical. The death toll could rise further. Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudus Bizenjo has expressed his condolences for the victims of the accident. He also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. He also directed to declare a state of emergency at Dhobe Civil Hospital to ensure proper treatment of the injured. One such major accident took place in North Balochistan last month. A passenger van fell into a ditch near Qila Saifullah district. Twenty-two people, including nine members of a family, were killed in the accident. On the way from Loralai to Dhob, the van with 23 passengers reached Akhtarjai area and fell into a 200 feet deep ditch.

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