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21 killed, 40 injured after two passenger buses collide in DG Khan

Twelve of the victims were from the same family

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 22, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Oct 22, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Twelve of the victims were from the same family

Twenty-one people were killed after two passengers buses collided on Dera Ghazi Khan’s Multan Road on Sunday night. 

Both drivers died on the spot. At least 40 people have been injured, of whom five are in critical condition.

According to DG Khan Commissioner Tahir Khursheed that accident occurred after the driver of the bus, travelling from Muzaffargarh to Karachi, lost control of the vehicle after trying to avoid a collision with a motorcyclist. The bus ended up smashing into another bus that was travelling from DG Khan to Multan.

The passengers were travelling to Multan after attending a majalis held before the Chelum of Imam Hussain (RA). Twelve of the victims were from the same family. Three of the passengers who died were brothers and worked in solid waste management.

Related: 18 killed in a deadly road accident in Sindh

The injured have been shifted to Teaching Hospital. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed sorrow over the accident and asked the commissioner to submit a report.

On July 16,  at least 18 people were killed when a truck crashed into a parked bus near Hala. The long-haul truck slammed into the back of the bus, which was stopped on the side of the national highway with a flat tyre near Hyderabad.

Several passengers were on the side of the road during the incident as the driver sought help to change the tyre, while others were waiting inside the vehicle.

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