Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014
Published in Category: District News

23 children killed in accident in Nawabshah

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NAWABSHAH: At least 23 people, including 18 children were killed and 11 injured in a head-on collision between a school bus and a trailer on Wednesday in Nawabshah, police and rescue officials said.

The accident occurred at Qazi Ahmed link road located some 350 kilometres northeast of Karachi. Two female teachers were also killed in the accident.

According to eyewitnesses, the accident was a result of wrong overtaking by the school bus carrying around three dozen students.

“It was a massive accident as the bodies were torn into two to three pieces. Various bodies were beyond recognition as their faces were badly crumbled and charred”, A.B Qadri, the head of Edhi rescue team told reporters.

The dead- both girls and boys- aged between 10 and 16 years. Doctors at Peoples medical College Hospital described the condition of most of the injured as critical.

Additional paramedical staff has been called out by the administration to cope with the emergency situation. Emotional scenes were seen at the hospital where parents wailed outside the emergency ward as the injured continued to battle for their lives.
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