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Sunday May 31 2020

Six dead, multiple injured as bus crashes in Khanewal

Among the deceased was a four-year-old as well.

KHANEWAL: At least six people were killed and 32 others wounded as a passenger bus going from Shakargarh to Bahawalpur overturned near Pull Rangu in Khanewal on Sunday.

According to Rescue 1122 officials, led by District Emergency Officer Dr Ijaz Anjum, the bus had suddenly overturned while saving a motorcyclist.

Six passengers died on the spot, the officials said, adding that those who were critically injured were shifted to Nishtar Hospital, Multan, while others were moved to district headquarters (DHQ) hospital Khanewal and tehsil headquarters (THQ) hospital Kabirwala.

Among the deceased was a four-year-old as well.

Deputy Commissioner Agha Zaheer Abbas Sherazi called the doctors on duty at the hospitals and expressed grief over loss of precious lives in the sad incident.

Sherazi also directed the hospital's administration to ensure the best treatment possible to the injured.

Assistant Commissioner Shabbir Dogar reached the trauma centre at DHQ Khanewal to inquire about the health of injured and reviewed the treatment facilities.

Buzdar expresses grief over Khanewal crash

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the Khanewal bus accident and sought a report from Commissioner Multan Shanul Haq on the incident.

Buzdar also issued instructions for the best possible treatment to the wounded.

He extended sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured, according to an official handout issued Sunday.