Over 50 dead after oil tanker crashes into bus in Pakistan
At least 57 people died when an oil tanker crashed into a passenger bus in Pakistan, AFP reported citing police. The oil tanker was reportedly speeding at the time of the accident. “The bus carrying some 50 passengers hit an oil tanker, which according to initial reports was coming in the wrong direction,” senior police official Rao Muhammad Anwaar said. Women and children are reported among the dead. The bus was traveling to the town of Shikarpur, located in south-eastern Sindh province, from the southern port city of Karachi. The road where the crash happened is said to be in a very bad state. “We are trying to ascertain if the driver of the oil tanker was solely at fault or whether the bus driver also showed negligence,” Anwaar said. The death toll is likely to rise, according to one of the doctors at Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital. “The death toll may rise as most of them are completely burnt and stuck to each other,” Semi Jamali said.