Published On: Mon, Dec 30th, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Death toll reaches to 9 in Islamabad bus, trailer crash (Updated)

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ISLAMABAD: Two more succumbed to their injuries taking the death toll to 9 and 40 others were injured in the tragic traffic accident near the Motorway Toll Plaza here on Sunday. Police, rescue officials and media reports said a passenger bus collided with a trailer on the Motorway near Islamabad Toll Plaza.

The Lahore-bound bus met the accident owing to fog on the Motorway, police said, however, Motorway officials cited speeding as reason behind the incident.

Moreover, Police said that the driver of the ill-fated passenger bus went to sleep when the bus rammed into a trawler loaded with cement this morning at 7:00 AM seven kilometers away from Islamabad Toll Plaza here. The passenger bus from Bhawalpur en-route Lahore was on way to Islamabad, police said.

The bodies of the dead and injured were shifted to Islamabad PIMS (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) Hospital and CMH Rawalpindi. From among the injured two more succumbed to their injuries taking the death toll to nine.

The bus driver sustained minor injury, while the bus hostess and the guard were included among the nine dead, media reported.

Rescue 1122, Motorway police and Edhi volunteers soon after receiving the information of the accident had reached the scene.