Bus crash kills 20 in flood-hit Pakistan
PAKISTAN: At least 20 people were killed Monday when a bus overturned
in strong water currents in flood-hit Pakistan, officials said.
The accident took place near Khad Buzdar village in the centre of the
The bus, which had 50 people on board, was bound for the northwestern
city of Peshawar.
“At least 20 people are confirmed dead and 10 others were rescued,”
Doctor Natiq Hayat, from the local emergency rescue service, told AFP.
“The search for other passengers is on.”
Dera Ghazi Khan district administration chief Iftikhar Ali said the
route had been closed overnight due to the danger of torrents of water
from nearby hills but that the bus driver ignored the warning.
Near month-long floods have killed 1,500 people and affected up to 20
million nationwide in Pakistan’s worst natural disaster.