Toll from bus accident reaches 20

August 06, 2018

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KOHAT/Buner: The death toll from the Saturday’s tragic collision between a bus and an oil tanker on the Indus Highway here reached 20 after five more injured persons succumbed to their wounds in hospital on Sunday .

The hospital sources said a body was mutilated to the point that it could not be recognised and had been placed in the morgue of KDA Teaching Hospital. They said the hospital had issued a picture so that if anybody could recognise the body they should collect it from the hospital.

The dead were named children Azan and Isma, Ms Saleh Bibi, Gul Hakeem and Ms Afreen.

All the 20 bodies were collected from the hospital by their relatives and taken to their home towns in Mardan, Shangla and Buner for burial.

Meanwhile, the police in their investigations into the tragic accident said it occurred due to the over-speeding by the bus driver.

Meanwhile, bodies of the 12 victims were brought to their native towns in Buner district and laid to rest after funeral prayers on Sunday.

The bus was carrying passengers from Shangla, Buner and Mardan districts to Karachi.

The bodies were dispatched to their respective towns early on Sunday morning. Funeral prayers were offered in Chagharzo, Pir Baba, Shal Bandai and Amazo villages.

District nazim Dr Obaidullah, naib nazim Yousaf Ali Khan, MNA-elect Sher Akbar Khan, MPAs-elect Riaz Khan, Syed Fakhar Jehan, Sardar Babak, and officials of the district administration, police, local government, former lawmakers, election candidates and mediapersons participated in the funeral prayers.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2018