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17 dead, over 40 injured in Truck crash in Balochistan, Pakistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Pakistani media reported that as a result of the fall of a pilgrim bus on the route to the shrine of Shah Noorani in Balochistan province, at least 17 people were killed and more than 40 were injured.

According to Dawn News, this incident occurred last night and the seriously wounded have been transferred to hospitals.

Pakistan police stated that the bus veered off the road due to the driver’s negligence and fell into a ravine.

Reports indicate that the incident occurred when a bus carrying 70 pilgrims was passing through the Qasim Jokeyo Maakli village in the Hubs area of Balochistan.

Witnesses of the passengers said the bus fell into the ravine at 9 p.m. and the rescue team and police arrived at the scene three hours after the incident.

According to Radio Pakistan, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, the Chief Minister of Balochistan, in a statement released earlier today, ordered authorities to provide the best health facilities for the injured.

Pakistani media stated that traffic accidents with high casualties are common due to poor safety measures, inadequate driver training, and deteriorating transportation infrastructure.

Dawn, citing the World Health Organization, said that in 2018, more than 27,000 people were killed on Pakistani roads.

In January last year, 41 people were killed in a bus crash in Balochistan.

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