14 dead, over 30 injured as bus, tanker collide in Pakistan

Xinhua | Published: August 05, 2018 11:50:56 | Updated: August 06, 2018 14:59:29

A damaged passenger bus is seen on the site of an accident in Pakistan's northwestern district of Kohat, on Saturday — Xinhua photo

At least 14 people were killed and over 30 others injured in a deadly road crash in Pakistan's northwestern district of Kohat on Saturday evening, local media and police said.

According to the reports, the accident occurred when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker at the Indus Highway near Samari area of Kohat, a district in the country's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Rescue teams and police rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to the District Headquarters Hospital in the district.

The deceased included two women and two children, police said, adding that the accident happened due to over-speeding.

The ill-fated bus was on its way to the southern port city of Karachi from northwestern Buner city.

Road accidents frequently happen in Pakistan mainly due to poorly maintained roads, violation of road safety rules and reckless driving.


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