WORLD At least 40 killed, 4 injured as bus falls into ravine in SW Pakistan


At least 40 killed, 4 injured as bus falls into ravine in SW Pakistan


14:02, January 29, 2023

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least 40 people were killed and four others injured after a passenger bus fell on Sunday morning in a ditch in the Lasbela district of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, government authorities said.

According to the reports, the coach crashed into the pillar of a bridge while it was taking a U-turn near the Chinki stop in Bela area of the district and eventually fell into a ravine and caught fire.

The authorities said that the accident took place due to over-speeding.

Talking to Xinhua, Saad Edhi from the non-governmental rescue organization Edhi Foundation said that all the victims had been recovered from the site, while not mentioning the situation of the bus driver.

Edhi added that around 45 passengers were aboard the bus, adding that the injured were shifted to a local hospital while the deceased were being taken to the southern port city of Karachi.

Reportedly, the ill-fated bus was going from Balochistan's capital Quetta to Karachi.

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