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14 dead, 30 injured in bus-van collision in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Police and rescue officials said that the death toll could rise as the condition of at least six injured was said to be serious.

Reported by: PTI, Karachi [ Published on: October 07, 2017 21:30 IST ]
14 dead, 30 injured in bus-van collision in Pakistan’s
14 dead, 30 injured in bus-van collision in Pakistan’s Balochistan

At least 14 people were killed and 30 others injured when an over-speeding passenger van collided head-on with a bus in the Mustang area of Balochistan province today, police and hospital authorities said.

Police and rescue officials said that the death toll could rise as the condition of at least six injured was said to be serious.

The driver of the passenger van lost control due to over-speeding and collided with the bus coming from opposite direction, a local police officer, Samad Khan said.

A doctor at the Civil Hospital in Quetta confirmed that 14 people have died while 30 others were injured.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed grief and deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the accident. 

According to figures from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, around 4500 people die every year due to poor enforcement of safety laws by traffic police. 

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