Oil tanker, passenger bus crash kills 20 in central Pakistan

The crash between an oil tanker and a passenger bus occurred on a motorway near the country’s central city of Multan

Reuters
Published : 16 August 2022, 06:28 AM
Updated : 16 August 2022, 06:28 AM

A fiery crash between an oil tanker and a passenger bus killed at least 20 people in Pakistan, a police spokesperson and media said on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash late Monday night or early Tuesday on a motorway near the central city of Multan.

The bus and tanker caught fire after the collision, a police spokesperson said in a statement, without providing details on the number of fatalities.

Geo and Dunya TV reported at least 20 people were killed.

Six passengers survived, an official of a state-run rescue service told Dunya TV on the spot.

"The fire was raging when we got here," he said.

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