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Ghotki: Three killed, dozens injured as an over-speeding bus overturned

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Nov, 2019. 09:24 am
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Three persons killed in Ghotki road accident

At least three people were killed and ten others are reportedly injured when a bus overturned near Ghotki here on Tuesday (today).

According to police officials, the accident occurred due to over-speeding at Motorway in limits of Belo police station near Ghotki.

Police sources said that the accident occurred as the driver fell asleep during driving and lost his control over the bus.

Two women including a minor girl were killed and nearly a dozen got injured as the passenger bus immediately caught fire after the accident, sources said.

The bus, with 45 passengers, was going to Karachi from Bannu.

Police and rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the dead and injured to a nearby hospital for immediate medical assistance.

Earlier, two school going children had lost their lives in a collision with a trailer in Sargodha.

According to the details, theo children were going to school when a speeding trailer crushed them, killing both on the spot while the reckless driver escaped the scene after causing the accident.

Police arrived at the accident spot while people of the area staged protest by placing the bodies of both children on the road.

Earlier this month, six people were injured in a traffic accident near a bus stop in Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi.

Rescue sources said the traffic accident occurred due to the over speeding of a passenger bus.

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