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9 killed, 30 hurt in bus, oil tanker collision on Pakistani highway

/ 02:56 PM March 05, 2018

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police said a passenger bus has collided head on with an oil tanker on an inter-city highway, killing nine people and injuring 30 others on Monday.

A police officer said the accident took place near the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

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Abdus Shakoor said the bus was on its way back to Narowal district early on Monday carrying people who had visited a shrine in Islamabad.

He said the bus driver attempted to overtake another vehicle, then collided with the tanker on a bridge in the Gujjar Khan area.

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Shakoor said seven of the passengers, including women and children, died on the spot while two others died at a hospital.

Deadly road accidents are common on Pakistan’s poorly maintained roads where motorists commonly disregard traffic rules and safety standards.   /kga

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