NOORIABAD, Pakistan — Not less than 18 Pakistani flood survivors, together with eight youngsters and 9 girls, have been killed when the bus they have been touring in caught hearth, police mentioned Thursday.
Police officer Hashim Brohi mentioned the bus was taking an prolonged household from the southern port metropolis of Karachi to their hometown of Khairpur Nathan Shah after they heard flood waters had receded there. They have been among the many hundreds who moved to Karachi due to the nation’s lethal flooding.
Brohi mentioned the incident came about late Wednesday close to Nooriabad hills hike, which isn’t removed from the native police station and hearth service station.
“The proximity saved the lives of many bus passengers as each the police and hearth engine reached the scene in minutes,” Brohi mentioned.
The bus caught hearth after the air con unit short-circuited.
He mentioned rescue providers moved the injured passengers to the principle hospitals in Jamshoro and Nooriabad. The our bodies, charred past recognition, will likely be handed over to family members after authorized formalities.
Bus fires are frequent in Pakistan, the place security requirements are compromised and visitors guidelines are disregarded.