11 killed as passenger bus rams into trailer in Multan

11 killed as passenger bus rams into trailer in Multan

 

Lahore, Dec 21: A passenger bus on Thursday rammed into a trailer parked along a highway amid dense fog in Pakistan’s Multan district, killing at least 11 people and injuring 20 others.
The incident took place when the bus, en route to Rajanpur from here, hit the trailer near Khanewal town in the country’s Punjab province, according to a media report.
While 11 people died on the spot, 20 others were injured, reports quoted police as saying. The bus driver was also killed, they said.
The injured, some of whom were said to be in critical condition, were shifted to a hospital in Multan, about 580 km from Islamabad. According to the report, dense and foggy weather conditions over the last few weeks in Punjab have disrupted air travel and transportation.
Thick toxic smog has already disrupted normal life in parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with flights cancelled and road accidents surging, it added.