Saturday, October 7, 2017

14 dead, 30 injured in bus-van collision in Balochistan


KARACHI:, OCTOBER 07, 2017 18:09 IST

UPDATED: OCTOBER 07, 2017 18:09 IST

At least 14 people were killed and 30 others injured when an over-speeding passenger van collided head-on with a bus in the Mustang area of Balochistan province on Saturday, police and hospital authorities said.

Police and rescue officials said that the death toll could rise as the condition of at least six injured was said to be serious.

The driver of the passenger van lost control due to over-speeding and collided with the bus coming from opposite direction, a local police officer, Samad Khan said.

A doctor at the Civil Hospital in Quetta confirmed that 14 people have died while 30 others were injured.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed grief and deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the accident

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