Nine killed, 12 injured as van collides with bus


Nine passengers were killed and another 12 injured when a van collided head on with a bus near Ghaziwala on Shujabad Road, 28 kilometres from Multan on Thursday.
Muzaffarabad SHO Rana Farooq told APP that a van was coming from Jalalpur Pirwala to Multan when it collided with a bus that was on its way to Shujabad from Multan.
The collision left nine passengers, including three children, a woman and the driver, dead on the spot while 12 others sustained injuries and were admitted to Nishtar Hospital Multan.
Two were identified as Muhammad Usman and Muhammad Akhtar.
Police said the bodies had been shifted to Nishtar Hospital and identity of the rest of the seven people was being ascertained. Those injured included Sagheer (8), Arshad (6), Khursheed Bibi, Iqbal, Shahzad, Rubina Bibi, Suhail and Sarfraz. Farooq said according to a witness, the van driver was driving rashly.
Police have started investigations.