30 killed, 55 injured as two buses collide in Pakistan

A Pakistani rescue team work on the wreckage of an accident involving two buses in Khanpur. Pic/AP/PTI
A Pakistani rescue team work on the wreckage of an accident involving two buses in Khanpur. Pic/AP/PTI

Lahore: At least 30 people were killed and over 55 injured yesterday when two speeding passenger buses collided head-on in Pakistan’s southern Punjab province, rescue officials said. The accident took place in Khanpur area of Rahim Yar Khan, some 600 km from here around 6 am, media reports said.

The accident was so serious that the bodies and the injured could only be recovered after cutting through the vehicles, Zafar Iqbal, district coordination officer of Rahim Yar Khan said. Those injured have been shifted to hospitals in Khanpur and Rahim Yar Khan hospitals. Condition of some injured people is stated to be serious.

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