Kopar Khairane
National

5 people die in a bus accident in Pakistan when the driver nods off

<p>When a bus carrying worshippers collapsed in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Sunday while the driver slept off, at least five people were murdered and 20 others suffered serious injuries, according to authorities.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-102872″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-uk-doctor-who-impersonated-an-indian-massage-expert-was-given-a-sexual-assault-sentence-download-2023-07-30t180209.180.jpg” alt=”” width=”1330″ height=”745″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-uk-doctor-who-impersonated-an-indian-massage-expert-was-given-a-sexual-assault-sentence-download-2023-07-30t180209.180.jpg 300w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-uk-doctor-who-impersonated-an-indian-massage-expert-was-given-a-sexual-assault-sentence-download-2023-07-30t180209.180-150×84.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1330px) 100vw, 1330px” /></p>
<p>The event happened in Punjab’s Rajanpur district, specifically in the Fazilpur region.</p>
<p>According to police sources reported in The Express Tribune newspaper, the bus carrying the devotees was returning to Jacobabad from Sakhi Sarwar when it toppled because the driver lost control of the vehicle while dozing off.</p>
<p>As soon as the word of the tragedy reached rescue crews, they sent the wounded to medical facilities.</p>
<p>While the others were sent to a nearby hospital in Fazilpur, those with more serious injuries were taken to the Rajanpur district hospital.</p>
<p>Police authorities said that at least five people, including a lady and two children, died in the tragedy. Dr. Aslam, the district in charge of rescue services, said that the bus driver lost control of the vehicle after nodding off.</p>
<p>The incident happened a few days after another bus accident that left eight people dead and several more wounded in the Geeti-Das neighborhood close to Babusar Top.</p>
<p>On Friday, the tourist bus caught fire while negotiating a tight curve in the steep terrain and plunged into a deep valley.</p>
<p>Six people perished in a similar bus accident on July 16 in the Thalichi neighborhood of the Diamer district.</p>

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