Highway Collision left 38 victims charred to death

Karachi: An Edhi ambulance man helps a man from the scene of a road traffic accident ready to transport to the nearest hospital. The centre is manned 24/7 and provides a free emergency service to all residents of Karachi. The Edhi foundation was established by Abdul Sattar Edhi. Born in a small Indian own of Bantva in the province of Gujrat he migrated to Pakistan during partition in 1947. After working as a commissioning agent selling cloth in a market in Karachi Abdul Sattar Edhi and other members of his community decided to establish a free dispensary in the city. Disillusionment with the lack of health care led him to establish a welfare trust of his own called the Abdul Sattar Edhi Foundation. Appeals were made, funds raised and soon a home was established and a number of ambulances patrolled the streets of Karachi. ©JTanner/August2011

WEB DESK – In a horrifying accident at RCD Highway, Balochistan, as many as 38 people have been charred to death as one truck and two buses caught fire after colliding with each other, confirmed police and rescue sources.

The collision between a truck and two buses occurred on Saturday morning  near Hub area of Balochistan.

According to preliminary televised reports, the two speeding buses collide with the truck coming from opposite direction when the drivers were trying to overtake one another.

According to eyewitnesses, soon after the collision, vehicle caught fire which increased the casualties in the accident. Moreover, the spilling petrol from the truck provided enough fuel for burning.

Edhi sources rushed towards the accident scene and shifted all injured to nearby hospitals. Rescues teams and fire brigades arriving at the scene shifting the injured and the bodies of the victims to the nearby Jam Qadir Hospital and Karachi hospitals. Jam Qadir Hospital doctors said that a few bodies brought to their hospital were found charred and unidentified.

The passenger buses were on way to Karachi from different parts of the province of Blochistan, while the truck was on way to Balochistan from Karachi.

Traffic on RCD Highway is currently suspended after the tragic incident.

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