Jhang —At least 13 people were killed and 15 others sustained severe wounds in passenger bus and truck collision in Nasirabad, some 40 kilometers from here, rescue services said on Saturday.
The accident took place when a speeding bus collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Khushab Road near Nasirabad, Jhang. The bus was travelling from Karachi to Khushab.
The mishap claimed as many as 13 lives and injured 15 who were immediately taken to the district headquarters hospital for medication where the doctors stated that four affectees are in critical condition.
Five of the dead people have been identified as Shakeel, Nazakat, Arshad, Azhar and truck driver Asif.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed grief over the sad incident and loss of lives. He has directed the hospital management to ensure proper treatment to the victims.
The Chief Minister has also summoned report of the fatal accident from the authorities.
Earlier last month, 19 people including two children were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a truck near Faisalabad.