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20 killed, six injured in fiery bus-oil tanker collision

The ill-fated passenger bus was on its way to Karachi from Lahore. 

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20 killed, six injured in fiery bus-oil tanker collision
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Multan: In an unfortunate incident, at least 20 people were killed while six others sustained injuries after a passenger bus rammed into an oil tanker from backside and later caught fire in the wee hours of Tuesday on Multan-Sukkur motorway near Jalal Pur Pirwala Interchange. 

As per details, the horrific incident occurred at around 4 am, owing to which twenty people have perished. The ill-fated passenger bus was on its way to Karachi from Lahore. 

Following the crash, both the bus and tanker caught fire and the passengers were burnt alive. The blaze engulfed both vehicles and the rescue operation was very difficult for the relief and firefighter teams.

According to Rescue 1122 Multan, the dead bodies and injured have been shifted to Nishter Hospital Multan.

Three of the injured are said to be in critical condition, said officials, adding that most bodies of the perished passengers are burnt completely and beyond recognition.

Reportedly, the bodies will be handed over to the families after a DNA test.  

In the meantime, Multan Deputy Commissioner Tahir Wattoo turned to Twitter and confirmed the incident in a statement, saying that the passenger bus hit the oil tanker. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the unfortunate traffic accident on M-5 near Jalal Pur Pirwala Interchange. 

In a tweet, the premier commiserated with the bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls.

President Arif Alvi has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in a traffic accident on M-5 near Jalal Pur Pirwala Interchange.

In a statement, he prayed for the departed souls and commiserated with the bereaved families. The President directed to provide every possible medical treatment to those injured in the accident. He said effective steps need to be taken to avert such accidents.

 

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