Eight Children Among 18 Killed From Bus Fire In Pakistan’s Sindh
ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (NNN-APP) – At least 18 people, including eight children, were killed and 28 others injured last night, after a passenger bus caught fire, in Pakistan’s southern Jamshoro district, police said today.
Deputy Superintendent of Police of the area, Wajid Thaheem, told the media that, the bus was engulfed in the fire, when it reached the Nooriabad area of Jamshoror district, Sindh province.
According to the police, initial investigation revealed that the fire erupted due to the vehicle’s malfunctioning air conditioning system.
The passenger bus was on its way from the port city of Karachi, to the Khairpur Nathan Shah area of the Dadu district of the province, when it encountered the fatal accident.
Police, rescue teams and firefighters rushed to the site, put off the fire, and shifted bodies and injured to the Liaquat University Hospital in Jamshoro.
The police official added that, nine women and eight children are among the dead.
Hospital officials feared that the death toll might rise because several of the injured were burnt severely and were in critical condition.
There were 55 passengers on board, who belonged to the same village, located in the Khairpur Nathan Shah area.