Bus accident in Balochistan’s Washuk claims at least 28 lives


At least 28 individuals, including women and children, lost their lives on Wednesday when a bus overturned and fell into a ravine in Balochistan’s Washuk district, reported Express News.
The incident happened when a passenger bus traveling from Turbat to Quetta swerved off the road. Rescue sources stated that the accident was triggered after the vehicle’s tyre ruptured, causing the driver to lose control.
Numerous passengers sustained injuries in the disaster. Rescue teams quickly responded and transported the casualties to Basima Civil Hospital.
Those in critical condition are being transferred to Quetta for advanced medical treatment.
Officials have mentioned that over 20 people were injured in the incident, several of whom are in serious condition, raising concerns that the death toll could climb higher.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep grief over the occurrence.
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According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the premier offered prayers for the deceased and extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
“We stand with the mourning families during this challenging time and offer our sincere sympathy,” the premier remarked.
The prime minister also highlighted the urgent need for medical care for the injured, directing that all necessary medical support be provided to ensure their recovery.
Earlier this month on May 3, another passenger bus encountered a fatal accident on the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan‘s Diamer district, resulting in at least 20 fatalities and 21 others injured.
The bus swerved off the road and flipped over, coming to rest near the banks of the Indus River. The incident transpired around 5:30 in the morning.
Meanwhile, on April 14, two people lost their lives while 45 others were injured when a passenger bus turned over near Kalar Kahar.

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