Students set buses ablaze in Faisalabad

Updated September 22, 2017

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Smoke rising from a bust set on fire by students of Government Islamia College — <em>DawnNews</em>
Smoke rising from a bust set on fire by students of Government Islamia College — DawnNews

Students from Government Islamia College in Faisalabad set four buses on fire on Friday after one of their classmates was crushed under a speeding bus, DawnNews reported.

Haider, a second-year Intermediate student, lost his life while crossing Sargodha road when a speeding bus hit him.

Enraged students kept rescue workers and fire fighters from dousing the fire — *DawnNews*
Enraged students kept rescue workers and fire fighters from dousing the fire — DawnNews

Enraged students protested their colleague's death by first setting fire to the bus involved in the accident and then went on to set fire to three more buses.

The crowd refused to let members of rescue forces and fire brigades pass through and douse the flames, prompting police officials in anti-riot gear to reach the site and disperse the crowd.

The crowd was eventually contained by police personnel and several students were taken into custody, after which rescue workers were able to control the fire.