Tuesday , March 31 2020

Death toll in coach-truck collision in Balochistan’s Bela reaches to 27

The accident that occurred on Tuesday has so far taken the loves of 27 people.

Eleven people are critically injured and are being treated in Burns Centre, Civil Hospital Karachi.

The accident took place last night, when a passenger bus tried to take over a vehicle in very high-speed and it collided with a truck that was coming from the other side.

A flame erupted as soon as the collision occurred and the people in the bus were burnt to death, some of them are badly bruised.The coach was travelling from Karachi to Panjgur and the accident occurred near the Bela crossing, in the Lasbela district of Baluchistan.

“The fire was very intense. It seemed as if someone has sprinkled oil on it,”said an eye-witness told. “No one went near it.”

Rescue officials immediately showed up and bodies recovered were taken to Edhi’s morgue in Sohrab Goth. At least 26 dead bodies were taken to and they will be identified using DNA testing and then handed over to the families of the deceased.

Fire brigade reached the site almost an hour later and most of the people were dead by then.

The fire brigade reached the site an hour after the accident. Bela DC Shabbir Mengal told media that nearest fire station is located in Uthal. “It is 57 kilometres from the site of the accident. This is why it took so long for the fire truck to come.”

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