Pakistan: 17 dead as bus catches fire in Nooriabad
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): At least 17 people, including 13 children, were killed and 15 others injured when a fire break out in their bus near southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday evening, police said.
The accident occurred in Nooriabad, an industrial town located some 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Karachi, the country’s commercial capital.
The deceased and injured are said to be the victims of devastating floods that inundated a third of the country in late September.
They were returning to their hometown from a shelter camp in Karachi, where they had been moved due to massive flooding in September.
Initial investigation suggested that the fire was the result of a short circuit, the police said.
Health authorities fear a rise in death toll as several injured are stated to be in critical condition.
Additional report by The Muslim News
[Photo: A view of the burning bus in which 17 people, including children, died in Nooriabad, Pakistan on October 13, 2022.
Photojournalist :Sabir Mazhar/AA]
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