Four killed as bus overturns on University road in Karachi

Angry citizens gathered at the site of the incident and expressed outrage over the accident

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KARACHI: At least four people were killed and nine injured when a bus overturned near Baitul Mukarram Masjid on University road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Thursday evening. 

According to rescue personnel, the injured were transferred to the hospital for treatment. Eye witnesses said that two buses were over-speeding when one of the buses lost control.

Speaking to Geo News, SP Gulshan Town said investigation is underway to track down the bus driver. 

The conductor of the bus also lost his life in the incident, while four of the injured are in critical condition. 

Eyewitnesses claimed the bus collided with roadblocks put up recently to divide the road between Hassan Square and Nipa Chowrangi as one track of the University road is under construction and traffic is plying both ways on a one-way track. 

Angry citizens had gathered at the site of the incident and expressed outrage over the accident.

Mayor Karachi questions performance of Sindh govt

Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar reached the spot and spoke to media representatives.

He questioned the performance of the Sindh government, following the accident that was the second incident of its kind in last 10 days in the area.

Sindh govt acknowledges bad state of transport in Karachi 

Sindh Transport Minister Nasir Hussain Shah spokes to Geo News, saying Chief Minister Sindh took notice of the sad accident.

"The provincial government takes responsibility of city's bad state of transport," he said. 

Responding to the disappointment expressed by the city mayor, the provincial minister said that all the ongoing projects are by the current government.

“Even this accident took place where there is an ongoing development project,” said Hussain.

Nasir Hussain although agreed that the situation on roads is indeed dire as most of the vehicles present in the city for transport purposes are not in good shape.

“We can’t completely shut down the existing means of transport, the ongoing projects need time for completion,” he said.