KARACHI: Collision between a Passenger coach and an oil tanker has killed 59 people including women and children in Karachi. According to details, a passenger coach that was going to Shikarpur collided with an oil tanker that was coming on wrong side. The accident took place at the National Highway, Link Road.
No Sooner did the collision take place, fire erupted that engulfed the whole coach. Most people in the coach were sleeping and could not run out of the coach. Only few people could come out of the bus by breaking the glasses of windows but they all were injured. 59 people including women and children lost their lives in the accident.
The Director of Emergency Department at Jinnah Hospital, Dr Seemi Jamali has said that 59 dead bodies have been brought to Jinnah hospital whereas 5 injured people have been shifted to Steel town hospital. MLO Dr Shahzad has said that 49 males, 8 women and 2 children’s dead bodies have been brought to Jinnah Hospital whose identification is impossible. He added DNA test would be taken for the identification.
The minister for transport, Mumtaz Jakhrani has said that it is initially reported that the accident has taken place due to the mistake of oil tanker because it was going on wrong direction. According to sources, 9 people of the same family also lost their lives in the accident. The sources told that the dead bodies of the people were clung among one another.