Shams-ud-Din, 40, carries goods for sale on a bus in Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan: A Pakistani government official says a road accident has killed at least 20 people, including 18 schoolchildren in the country's south.
Deputy Commissioner Aleem Lashari says a school bus on a day trip collided head on with a garbage truck in Nawab Shah district on Wednesday.
He also says 19 people, including 15 children, were injured in the crash.
Lashari says it's not yet clear what had caused the accident. He says the place where it occurred has a sharp turn, which has caused accidents in the past.
Bad road infrastructure and poor driving often cause accidents in Pakistan.
Government minister Sharjeel Memon says authorities are investigating.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Pakistan's military has accused India's main intelligence agency of whipping up terrorism in Pakistan in rare public...
A Pakistani government official says a road accident has killed at least 20 people, including 18 schoolchildren in the...
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE