Bus Crash in Pakistan Kills at Least 41 People, Reports Say
16:22 29.01.2023 (Updated: 18:28 29.01.2023)
© AP Photo / K.M. ChaudaryA convey of ambulances , Pakistan (File)
© AP Photo / K.M. Chaudary
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A passenger bus plunged into a ravine in the southern Pakistani province of Balochistan on Sunday, killing at least 41 people and injuring several others, media reported.
The bus was traveling from the city of Quetta to Karachi and had nearly 48 people on board, local media reported, citing an official.
"Due to speeding, the coach crashed into the pillar of a bridge while taking a U-turn near Lasbela [district]. The vehicle subsequently careened into a ravine and then caught fire," Lasbela Assistant Commissioner Hamza Anjum was quoted as saying by the media.
#updates: The death toll has risen to more than 40 after a bus fell into a ravine in the southern #Pakistani province of #Balochistan on Sunday, according to local media. The bus immediately caught fire.#Pakistan pic.twitter.com/EQ7k8bH2Cz— Media Warrior (@MediaWarriorY) January 29, 2023
At least 41 people were killed in the incident and three others, including a woman and a child, were rescued from the wreckage alive, the district official said. However, one of the survivors succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.
The authorities will establish the identities of those killed in the crash by DNA testing, as the bodies are badly mutilated, Anjum added.
The search and rescue operations continue.