20 people were killed and 6 injured when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker near Jalalpur Pirwala district of Punjab province in eastern Pakistan. Dawn’s news.
According to media reports, a bus and an oil tanker collided on the motorway in the early hours of Tuesday (August 16) and caught fire. 18 passengers were killed on the spot.
After this incident, the motorway police and rescue team reached the spot and started the rescue operation. Eight people were rescued and taken to the hospital. 2 of them died in hospital.
There were 26 people including driver and helper in the bus.
They were traveling from Punjab’s capital city of Lahore to southern Karachi.
Following the incident, Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi asked the Commissioner of Multan for a report on the incident. A statement issued by the chief minister’s office quoted him as saying that all aspects of the incident should be investigated and those responsible should be identified.
Earlier on August 14, at least 13 people were killed and at least five injured in a passenger bus when a cargo truck hit it in Rahim Yar Khan city of Pakistan’s Punjab province.