KARACHI – At least 50 people have been killed in an accident involving a bus and a truck in Kahirpur district area of southern Pakistan.
According to the PakistanTribe.com’s correspondent from the area, the passenger bus collided head-on with the truck near the city of Khairpur in Sindh province.
The bus was reportedly on its way from Swat, district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), to the port city of Karachi.
Deadly accidents are common on Pakistan’s roads – often caused by reckless driving, poorly maintained surfaces or unsuitable vehicles but its not yet clear that what was the reason behind this accident.
Women and children are among the dead in the latest crash. At least 10 people were wounded.
Medical Superintendent of the Khairpur district hospital Ghulam Jaffar Soomro told the media that it looked as if the bus overturned at high speed.
Police say there were 65 passengers in the bus and that a morning fog which covered the highway at the time of the collision could have played a part in the accident.