Bus crash leaves 11 dead, dozens injured


HASSAN ABDAL: At least 11 people were killed and 34 others sustained critical injuries on Thursday morning when a bus carrying the passengers overturned at Peshawar-Islamabad motorway, near Bahtar Interchange.

Police said that the accident occurred in early hours when it was raining. Motorway Police DIG Ishfar Ahmed said that the deceased belonged to Lahore, Nankana Sahib, and Swat.

According to SP Pothohar Syed Ali, the driver of the bus was responsible for the accident who was “continuously using the mobile phone”.

He said that police have filed a case against the driver and arrested him. He further said that the bus went out of the driver’s control when he was overtaking a trailer.

Meanwhile, police and Rescue 1122 officials rushed to the spot and shifted the dead bodies and injured persons to Texila, Wah Cantt and Hassan Abdal hospitals for medical attention.