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In Pakistan, a bus accident kills at least forty


At least forty people died in the accident of a bus which exploded after falling from a bridge in the south-west of Pakistan, announced a government official, announced Sunday January 29.

“The dead bodies are unrecognizable”said Hamza Anjum, an official from Lasbela district in Balochistan province, where the accident occurred. Anjum said three survivors had been rescued. The bus was carrying 48 people when it hit a pillar before going over the bridge it was crossing, he said.

Road deaths are high in Pakistan, with poor expressways, lax road safety and dangerous driving. Buses there are often filled to the limit of their capacity and wearing seat belts is not a widespread reflex. Road accidents involving a single vehicle are frequent.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 27,000 people died on Pakistan’s roads in 2018.

The World with AFP

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