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20 dead in bus-oil tanker collision in Pakistan’s Punjab

At least 20 people were burnt alive in a collision between a passenger bus and an oil tanker in Pakistan's Punjab province on Tuesday, rescue officials said, the second major road accident in the province in three days.

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According to local media, an oil tanker and a passenger bus crashed close to the Jalalpur Pirwala area of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, resulting in at least 20 persons being burned to death and six others suffering injuries.

18 passengers were killed instantly as a result of the tragedy, which occurred along the freeway in the early hours of Tuesday. Both vehicles caught fire after colliding.

After then, according to local media, the highway police and rescue crews arrived to the scene and began the rescue effort.

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Eight people who had been rescued during the operation and were in need of medical attention were taken to a hospital, where two of them passed away as a result of their injuries while receiving treatment, according to local media, which also reported that 18 bodies had been pulled from the bus’ wreckage.

The bus was carrying 26 passengers, including a driver and conductor, between Lahore, the capital of Punjab, and Karachi, a port city in the south of the country, according to rescue personnel.

Pakistan has a high rate of traffic accidents, which are primarily caused by badly maintained automobiles, crumbling roads, and a disregard for traffic safety precautions.

At least 20 people were burnt to death and six others injured after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker near the Jalalpur Pirwala district of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, local media reported.

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Fire rages after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker near the Jalalpur Pirwala district of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, Aug. 16, 2022. At least 20 people were burnt to death and six others injured after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker near the Jalalpur Pirwala district of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, local media reported

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