More than 50 killed in bus accident in Pakistan, boat overturns

At least 41 people have been killed in a bus accident in south-west Pakistan on the 29th.

At least 10 children were killed when a boat capsized in a lake in north-west Pakistan.

Pakistani authorities said at least 41 people were killed when a bus carrying 48 passengers from Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province, crashed into a ravine on its way to the southern city of Karachi.

Local officials said the bus exploded after hitting a bridge post and falling into a ravine.

The ‘Reuters’ news agency, citing local officials, said that some bodies had been burned beyond recognition.

In Pakistan, major traffic accidents occur frequently because drivers do not obey traffic laws properly and road conditions are particularly bad in mountainous areas.

In Balochistan province, at least 22 people, including nine family members, were killed when a van crashed down a ravine on a mountain road in June last year.

Meanwhile, a boat carrying religious school students and teachers capsized on Tanda Lake in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkwa, killing at least 10 students and leaving eight others missing.

According to Reuters and AFP, there were 25 to 30 students and teachers on the picnic, and around 10 students were rescued, but several are known to be in critical condition.

It is known that local authorities are carrying out rescue activities at the scene of the accident and are investigating the details of the accident.

VOA news

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