Road accident claims 13 lives in Pakistan, 30 injured

Road accident claims 13 lives in Pakistan, 30 injured

Agency News

Islamabad, Jul 11 : A passenger bus fell into a gorge on Thursday morning in Attock district of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, killing 13 people and leaving 30 others injured, police said.

The bus with 59 people on board fell into a gorge after skidding away from the superhighway near Hassan Abdal area of Attock district. It was heading towards the country's eastern city of Lahore from northwest hilly city of Swat when the accident happened.

Police and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and wounded to two different hospitals. The death toll may further rise as at least five of the injured were in critical condition, officials from the hospital said.

Police said that the accident took place due to careless and speedy driving at the wet and slippery road.However, a passenger who also got injured in the accident told local media that the bus driver was using a mobile phone, which was the main cause of the accident. (UNI)