10 killed, 34 injured as passenger bus flips in Hassan Abdal
HASSAN ABDAL (92 News) – At least 10 people were killed and 34 injured when a passenger bus turned turtle due to over speeding on the motorway at Brhama interchange near Hassan Abdaal on Thursday.
According to the reports, ten people including seven men and three women were killed when a passenger bus slipped due to over speeding.
The bus was on its way to Lahore from Swat. The injured have been shifted to hospitals of Hassan Abdal, Texila and Wah Cantt.
The local police reported that the accident occurred due to the slippery road.
On the other hand, at least sixteen people were killed and more than sixty injured when Quetta bound Akbar Express collided with a goods train at Walhar near Sadiqabad on Thursday morning.
According to the details garnered, the rescue operation is underway. Hydraulic cutters have been called at the site to retrieve dead bodies. Injured are being shifted to the hospitals of Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar khan.
The passenger train was going to Quetta from Lahore when it collided with a goods train standing at Walhar Railway Station. The sources said that the engine of Akbar Express was completely destroyed in the accident while three bogies were also damaged, resulting in death of 10 persons while many others sustained injuries.
The emergency was declared at all hospitals in Rahim Yar Khan and Sadiqabad after the accident.
Meanwhile, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the accident. He also ordered investigation into the incident.
Deputy Commisioner Rahim Yar Khan has established a control room to provide necessary information to the victim families.