Bus-van Collision Leaves 14 Dead, Scores Injured In Sw Pakistan

Tarikh kemaskini: 07/10/2017

ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (Bernama) -- At least 14 people were killed and scores of others injured after a collision between a passenger bus and a van in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan on Saturday, China's Xinhua News Agency reported quoting a local Urdu TV channel Geo news report.

According to the report, the accident happened at about 11.20 am local time when the driver of the van lost control due to over-speeding and collided head-on with a bus coming from the opposite direction in Mastung, a district located in the southwestern Balochistan.

The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Quetta for treatment. The conditions of the seven injured were said to be critical, said hospital sources.

The van's driver died on the spot while the driver of the passenger bus fled the scene after the deadly accident. Local police have launched a search operation in the area to arrest him.

Both Balochistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Minister Sanaullah Khan Zehri have expressed condolences to the families of the victims and mourned the loss of lives in the accident. The chief minister has directed concerned authorities to provide best possible medical treatment to the injured.....