Nine killed in Pakistan bus-truck collision
At least nine persons were killed and 35 others injured in a road accident in Sindh province of Pakistan, the police said on Sunday.
The deaths occurred when a bus, headed to Shahdad Kot from Karachi, collided with a truck late on Saturday in Thatta district, Dawn online quoted the police as saying.
The injured persons were transferred to Thatta Civil Hospital. At least 10 of the injured were said to be in a critical condition.
The Sukkur-bound bus was taking a turn on the road when it lost balance and jumped to the wrong lane of the motorway where it hit a truck coming from the opposite direction.
The accident killed nine people, including truck driver Mujahid, 45. The other deceased were identified as Liaquat, 30, of Bahwalnagar, Amjad, 55, and Arif Khan, 40, of Lahore, Saqib, 37, of Rahim Yar Khan, Noor Ahmad, 55, of Vehari, Jamila Begam, 32, of Sukkur and Nusrat, 55, and Dost Muhammad, 45, of Bahawalpur.