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59 Killed Truck & Bus Collision near Sukkur

truck and bus accident in sukkur 50 killedOn 11 November 2014, a bus collided into a goods truck near Khairpur at the Theri Bypass (which connects the Khairpur and Sukkur districts) killing 59 people.Of the 56 killed, 18 were children 21 were women, and 17 were men.

“The Karachi-bound passenger bus, which was coming from northwestern city of Swat went on the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with a goods container, killing 56 people,” senior local police official Nasir Aftab told AFP.

He said 18 passengers were injured in the accident, adding that those killed in the crash included 17 women and 18 children.

Emergency and rescue teams reached the accident site and began shifting the victims to hospitals in Sukkur and Khairpur district.

An emergency was imposed at the Civil Hospital Sukkur and other nearby hospitals whereas the condition of several wounded was reported as critical.

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan expressed condolences over the fatal mishap and ordered for the provision of treatment to the victims.

Medical Superintendent of Khairpur Civil Hospital M Jaffar Soomro told Dawn that at least 50 people had died in the fatal mishap. He added that the condition of three wounded was critical and they had been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward.

Updated: November 11, 2014 — 11:05 pm

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