Deadly collision in Pakistan
35 individuals have died and 20 injured in a multiple-car crash in Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan.
Police officials said the incident occurred whenever a bus collided with a truck going in the alternative direction. A second bus and truck then piled-up onto both cars.
The vehicles had diesel-filled bins up to speed and were apparently smuggling Iranian fuel. All cars eventually caught fire.
All of the patients were seriously burned and moved to the nearby city of Karachi.
QUETTA Writer writing:
Pakistan—A multivehicle collision involving two trucks and two passenger buses on a coastal highway in southwestern Pakistan early on Saturday killed 35 people and injured 20 guests, police said.
The incident happened in Baluchistan province, near Gadani, a coastal city known because of its shipbreaking industry some 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Quetta, the provincial capital.
A bus bound for the port-city of Karachi first collided head on using a truck from the opposite direction, said Ahmed Nawaz, the region’s police chief.
Mr. Nawaz said the 2nd bus and truck then piled-up onto both cars and all caught fire, mainly since the coaches were also smuggling Iranian gas and diesel-filled bins aboard.
He explained 25 people were reported to possess died in the scene while thirty injured victims were removed from the damaged and burned vehicles.
All of the patients were moved to Karachi and were seriously burned. Five of the wounded died on the road, raising the death toll to 35, said Mr. Nawaz.
The inter city buses running across Baluchistan, which borders Iran, frequently carry bins of smuggled Iranian gas and diesel.
“It’s routine; we’re required to get this done, despite the fact that it’s dangerous and illegal,” said Mohammad Hasan Lehri, who works like a bus driver about the Quetta-Karachi route.
Bad road infrastructure and inadequate operating and implementation of traffic laws and rules generally cause fatal incidents in Pakistan.