Eight perish as two passenger buses collide in Rajanpur
Women and children among many injured: Rescue personnel blame fog for the head-on collision
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At least eight people died and scores others injured when two passenger buses collided head on amid thick fog in Rajanpur on Monday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The accident occurred on Indus Highway near Shahwali in Rajanpur.
One passenger bus was coming from Peshawar and was heading for Karachi while the other was coming to Rajanpur from Quetta.
Rescue teams rushed to the accident site and shifted the dead bodies and the injured, including women and children, to hospitals in Shahwali and Rojhan.
Rescue officials while confirming the death toll said thick fog was cause of the accident.
Last month, at least 20 people were killed and 14 others injured when a minibus crashed into a deep, water-logged ditch in Sindh.
The bus “fell into a water-filled ditch on a road swept away by floods this summer”. The driver could not see the diversion sign on the road and so the van plunged into a 25-feet deep ditch.
Pakistan has the world's third-highest death rate from road accidents, a dire record blamed on decrepit highways and reckless driving.
Reporter Javed Iqbal