|25 killed, several injured as bus falls off bridge in Chakwal|
Thursday, 9 November 2017
25 killed, several injured as bus falls off bridge in Chakwal
CHAKWAL: At least 25 people were killed and 60 others were injured as a bus carrying members of religious Jamaat fell off a bridge near Dhok Pathan, Talagang in Chakwal district on late Wednesday.
According to details, a bus carrying over 90 members of Tableeghi Jamaat from Kohat to Raiwind fell down a bridge due to over-speeding as the driver lost control of the vehicle on a turn near Dhok Pathan, Talagang in Chakwal district.
It is learned that due to the delayed operation from rescue services, people resorted to self-help in shifting the injured to the hospitals, The News reported today.
The deceased and injured were rushed to nearby medical facility, while more than 10 critically injured were shifted to Rawalpindi.
Following the reports of the accident, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of human lives. He extended heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families and directed the administration to provide best healthcare facilities to the injured.