20 die as two buses collide in Murree


More than 20 people were killed and scores of others wounded after two buses collided in Murree on Wednesday.
The accident took place at Salgiran area of Murree. The area is a famous picnic spot.
Chief Traffic Officer Ishtiaq Shah said 20 bodies have already been pulled out of the crashed buses.
According to reports, around 80 people were on board.
Rescue teams shifted the bodies and injured to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital.
PIMS spokeswoman Dr Ayesha confirmed that 19 bodies have been shifted to the hospital. After the accident, emergency was declared in PIMS and Polyclinic Hospital.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the accident and expressed annoyance over non-implementation of the traffic rules by the officials concerned during inclement weather. He directed the administration to devise a traffic plan until Thursday and ensure its strict implementation. He also asked local administration to submit a report into the accident.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed his grief over the accident and ordered officials concerned to provide best medical facilities to the injured.
Earlier on Wednesday, two people were killed and as many as 25 injured in a bus accident on Club Road, in front of the Islamabad Club. Three of the injured, including two children, are in critical condition. The wounded have been taken to Polyclinic and PIMS.
Most of the injured are reportedly women and children.
The bus driver lost control of the vehicle because the road was wet from the rain and drove the bus onto the opposite side of the road, destroying the road barrier in its path. The bus was travelling from Islamabad to Murree.
Traffic police say the accident occurred because the bus was speeding. There were 30 people on the bus.
Major traffic jams have been reported on Club Road after the accident.


  1. usually i travel from muzzafrabad to pindi in coaster buses. have seen drivers racing on that track. playing with people lives. young drivers are careless. traffic police should post marking and educate. help line is available and have seen police take n

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