14 killed, 15 injured in bus-truck collision on Indus Highway

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At least fourteen people were killed and fifteen others were injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck on Indus Highway in the Manjhand area of Sindh’s Jamshoro district on Thursday.

Jamshoro Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Javed Baloch told that the bus was travelling from Bahawalpur to Karachi. He added that the bus collided with a truck travelling in the opposite direction near Thori Phatak in Manjhand.

The SSP said the deceased included two children, three women and six men. Edhi officials said the injured and the bodies had been shifted to Liaquat University Hospital, Jamshoro. No details were immediately available about the cause of the accident.

Later after the incident the death toll of the accident on the Indus Highway in Jamshoro raised to 14, as five more victims succumbed to injuries in the local hospital.

The Jamshoro police informed, 15 injured passengers were under treatment and many of them had been shifted to Liaquat University Hospital (LUH) from government hospital Manjhand, a rural town where the fatal accident took place as a result of collision between a passenger coach and truck.

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