Burewala bus-truck collision 12 people were killed, Scores others injured
BUREWALA: At least 12 people were killed and scores others injured, some of them critically, on Wednesday when an overcapacity passenger bus crashed head on into a truck near Burewala.
According to eyewitnesses, around 26 passengers were crammed up in the Vehari-bound 18-seater coaster when it met with the accident on Multan Road.
“The recklessly driven overloaded coach rammed into the trailer truck near Adda Zaheer Nagar after one of its front tires blew leaving the driver with no control over the steering wheel”, said an eyewitness.
So terrible was the collision that it left the bus almost totaled and rescuers had to cut through the mangled wreckage to pull the victims out.
The casualties, most of them seriously injured, were evacuated to Burewala Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, where an emergency has been declared.