15 people burnt alive when van catches fire in Karachi
KARACHI (92 News) - At least 15 people were burnt alive when a passenger van caught fire on Super Highway in Karachi. According to the details garnered, a passenger van, carrying 22 passengers, was coming from Hyderabad to Karachi when it reached near a cement factory on Super Highway in Karachi, it caught fire. As a result, 15 people were burnt alive. Two bodies were taken out of the van. The van overturned due to over speeding and later it caught fire.As many as 10 including children injured were shifted to nearby hospital in Noori Abad. The DNA samples of the bodies have been collected to identify the victims as the bodies have burnt completely. The bodies have been shifted to Edhi morgue from Abbasi Shaheed hospital and will be handed over to the heirs after identification, said the authorities. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed grief over the deaths of innocent people in the motorway van accident and has directed the authorities to provide better medical facilities to the injured. He has also summoned a report from Sindh Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has also expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives and directed Hyderabad Deputy Commissioner Fuad Ghaffar Soomro to provide the best medical assistance to the injured.