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18 October 2017 Last updated 47 minutes ago

At least 35 dead in Rahim Yar Khan bus collision

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At least 35 dead in Rahim Yar Khan bus collision At least 35 dead in Rahim Yar Khan bus collision

At least 35 people were dead in a road accident Monday as two intercity buses collided in Rahim Yar Khan's Khanpur area, officials said.

District Coordination Officer Rahim Yar Khan Capt (R) Zafar Iqbal told at least 35 people have been reported dead. He fears the death toll may rise.

Rahim Yar Khan Police Spokesperson Arshad Nawaz said that at least 40 other passengers received injuries.

The accident was so serious that the bodies of the dead and injured could only be recovered after cutting through the bodies of the vehicles, he said.

One of the buses was on its way from Karachi to Lahore while the other was heading to Sadiqabad from Faisalabad, he said.

The casualties were shifted to Khanpur Hospital and Rahim Yar Khan Hospital for treatment and legal formalities.