13.4 C
Cairo
February 2, 2023
Egypt Bulletin
News

Bus fire in Pakistan has killed at least 18 flood survivors

Eight children and nine women were killed when a bus they were travelling in caught fire, killing 18 Pakistani flood survivors. According to police officer Hashim Brohi, the bus was transporting the extended family from Karachi to their hometown of Khairpur Nathan Shah after floodwaters receded there.

Bus fire in Pakistan has killed at least 18 flood survivorsThe floods in the country caused thousands of people to migrate to Karachi. According to the AP, Brohi said the incident occurred near Nooriabad hills hike, which is not far from the local police station and fire station. “It was due to the proximity of the police and fire engines that many bus passengers were saved,” Brohi said.

After the air conditioning unit short-circuited, the bus caught fire. Rescue services transferred the injured passengers to Jamshoro and Nooriabad hospitals. After legal formalities were completed, the bodies, which were charred beyond recognition, were handed over to relatives. Pakistan is notorious for bus fires due to a lack of safety standards and violation of traffic laws.

Related posts

Meeting with North Korea on family reunions is being proposed by South Korea

Egyptian canal authority re-floats tanker after it runs aground in the Suez Canal

Three billion rupees worth of humanitarian aid arrives in Colombo from India

OIC welcomes truce extension in Yemen

Floods kill 8, more deaths expected, says Kentucky governor

Mohammed bin Rashid announces new appointments in UAE government