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Pakistan: 14 Killed, 63 Injured in Bus Crash

Mon 20 Feb 2023 | 05:37 PM
Israa Farhan

A speeding passenger bus crashed off a highway and overturned in eastern Pakistan, killing at least 14 passengers and injuring 63 others, police and government officials said Monday.

 Deputy commissioner Quratulain Malik said the incident occurred last night near Kallar Kahar town in Punjab province. She said all the dead and injured were taken to hospital.

She did not provide further details, and police reported that they were still investigating the cause.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, in a statement, expressed his deep sorrow and regret over the deaths in the accident, and ordered the authorities to provide the best possible medical treatment to the wounded.

Last month, a passenger bus crashed into a pole and fell off an embankment, setting it on fire and killing 40 people in the southern region of Lasbela.

Traffic accidents in Pakistan are generally caused by violations of traffic rules, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.