Bus Crashes Into Oil Tanker In Pakistan, Killing 57
Nearly 60 people died Sunday morning in southern Pakistan in a fire at a bus collided with a tanker. At least 57 people died in a fire at a bus collided with a tanker Sunday, January 11 in the morning on the outskirts of the port city of Karachi in southern Pakistan .
The bus carrying fifty people crashed into the tanker that was traveling at high speed and which, according to early reports, traveling in the wrong direction, an official of the local police, Rao Muhammad Anwaar. The vehicle would have immediately caught fire.
The balance sheet is expected to rise quickly because according to Dr Semi Jamali of Jinnah Hospital in Karachi, adding that it is impossible to recognize them, you can not identify with their DNA.
The authorities will conduct DNA tests to identify victims. The bodies of at least six children were so confused with those of women who are their mothers.
A police officer told that several passengers escaped the flames by jumping from the bus windows. The accident occurred in the suburbs of the great port city of Karachi. The overloaded bus, carrying more than 60 passengers had left Karachi to the town of Shikarpur, 370 kilometers further north.
The tanker was traveling against the grain on this stretch of road badly maintained at the drama, according to the first elements of the investigation.
The bus hit the tanker that was traveling at high speed and which, according to early reports, traveling in the wrong direction, an official of the local police, Rao Muhammad Anwaar. According to him, the coach immediately caught fire.
Pakistan has an appalling record of fatalities from traffic, due to poor roads, the poor condition of vehicles and reckless drivers.