20 killed and more than 23 wounded in bus-train collision near Rohri
Twenty people were killed after a bus and a train collided near Rohri on Friday. Sindh Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah confirmed a total of 19 deaths during Friday night.
Another victim died during treatment, totalling the death toll to 20. More than 23 were wounded.
18 people are at Civil Hospital and in critical condition, the minister said.
Rescue officials told media sources that the Pakistan Express hit a passenger bus at the Kandhra crossing near Rohri.
The train was on its way to Rawalpindi to Karachi.
There was a traffic jam at the National Highway due to which the bus driver took the vehicle on the Link Road. There was no gateway for the train and the driver was not aware.
Rana Adeel, Sukkur’s deputy commissioner, confirmed the death toll. He said that the death toll could rise as the rescue operation is ongoing.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has taken note of the accident and directed the Sukkur commissoner to send rescue teams to the site of the accident.
He has also imposed an emergency in all hospitals in Khairpur.