28 passengers including women and children killed in Balochistan traffic accident

WASHUK: A passenger bus overturned and fell into a ditch in Balochistan’s Washuk district, killing at least 28 people including women and children, rescue officials said on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, about 22 people sustained injuries in the accident and they have been moved to Basima Civil Hospital for treatment, according to Levies and rescue officials.

The accident took place after the tyre of the passenger bus burst, said the rescue officials. The bus was travelling from Gwadar to Quetta.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his condolences over the incident, praying for the departed souls.

The premier also directed the authorities concerned to provide assistance to the injured.

Balochistan’s Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti offered his condolences over the loss of lives in the horrific accident and prayed for those who were wounded.