LAHORE, Pakistan: At least 20 people were charred to death in a fiery crash between a bus and an oil tanker in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Tuesday, officials said.
This is the second major road accident in the province within three days. The accident took place on a motorway in Multan, some 350 km from Lahore, police said.
The accident took place on a motorway in Multan, some 350 km from Lahore, police said. “Twenty people were charred to death when a bus travelling from Lahore to Karachi collided with an oil tanker,” a spokesman for the emergency service Rescue 1122 said.
The bus caught fire after the collision and passaged got caught in fire blazes, he said.
“The bodies of some of the people who lost their lives in the accident were completely charred and their identity is yet to be ascertained,” he said. Their bodies will be handed over to the family for DNA test.”
Both the vehicles caught fire after the accident, making it difficult for rescue and fire brigade teams to carry out the rescue operation, he said.