At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident: police

  • AFP, Karachi
  • Updated: Apr 20, 2014 12:56 IST

At least 42 people were killed and 17 wounded in southern Pakistan Sunday when a bus travelling to Karachi collided with a tractor pulling a trolley, police said.

The dead and injured included women and children.

The accident happened in Punnu Aqil, Sukkur, 425 kilometres (266 miles) north of Karachi in the southern province of Sindh.

Pakistani rescue worker and volunteers gather to remove passengers from a damaged bus at the accident site in Pannu Aqil, Pakistan, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo)

Fida Hussain Shah, a senior police officer in Sukkur who gave the casualty figure, said the bus driver was killed on the spot while the driver of the tractor-trolley was wounded.

Police said the cause of the accident was yet not clear. Tractor-trolleys are a common form of transportation in rural areas.

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