Police said the incident occurred due to over speeding. The bus was taking passengers from Buner district to Karachi.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Police said the incident occurred due to over speeding. The bus was taking passengers from Buner district to Karachi.(AFP/Picture for representation)

18 killed, 35 injured as bus rams oil tanker head-on in Pakistan

The Karachi-bound bus was hit by the oil tanker from the opposite direction on the Indus Highway near Kohat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Peshawar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 08:54 PM IST

At least 18 people were killed and 35 injured when a bus collided head-on with an oil tanker in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, authorities said.

The Karachi-bound bus was hit by the oil tanker from the opposite direction on the Indus Highway near Kohat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Officials said 18 passengers died of their injuries at the DHQ Hospital, Kohat, while 35 others were admitted and under treatment. The dead included men, women and children.

Police said the incident occurred due to over speeding. The bus was taking passengers from Buner district to Karachi.

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