15 killed as fire engulfs passenger bus in Pakistan - UPDATED

15 killed as fire engulfs passenger bus in Pakistan - UPDATED
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  • calendar-gray 13 December 2019

At least 15 people were killed and one other was injured when fire engulfed a passenger bus following its head-on collision with a van in Zhob district of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Friday, a local official said, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The incident happened in the wee hours of the morning when the van's driver lost control of the vehicle and hit into the bus coming from the opposite direction in Kan Mehtarzai area of the district located northeast of provincial capital Quetta.

The 44-seater bus carrying 14 people including the driver was on its way to Quetta from Dera Ghazi Khan district of neighboring Punjab province, while there were two people aboard the van including the driver and its helper, the official added.

Both people on the van and 13 people on the bus were burnt beyond recognition while one of the passengers saved his life by jumping off the vehicle but received serious injuries.

The injured man has been shifted to a nearby hospital.

 

 

 

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At least 13 people were killed when fire erupted in a passenger van following its collision with a bus in Zhob district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, APA reports citing Xinhua.

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