At least 24 dead after bus falls off bridge in Chakwal

11:15 PM | 8 Nov, 2017
At least 24 dead after bus falls off bridge in Chakwal

CHAKWAL - At least 24 people were killed after a bus fell off a bridge in Dhok Pathan area in Talagang on Wednesday, Geo News reported.

As many as 55 people have been injured in the accident. The bus was on its way to Lahore’s Raiwind from Kohat, said the rescue sources. The bus fell from a height of 150-feet, the rescue sources informed

The deceased and injured were rushed to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Talagang for the autopsy, medical treatment respectively.

On August 3, two schoolgirls died and seven others were injured when a school bus carrying children met with an accident on Mianwali Talagang road, rescue and hospital sources said.

One of the children died on the spot, while another schoolgirl succumbed to her injuries later in the hospital. Among others injured were three children, two women and a man. The injured were taken to Tehsil Headquarter Talagang, rescue sources stated.

Earlier in May, at least four schoolchildren and a driver were killed and eight children critically injured when a speeding oil tanker had crushed a school van in Multan.