27 killed, over 66 injured in bus accident near Rahim Yar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN: At least 27 people including the two drivers were killed and over 66 injured when two buses collided with each other on Khanpur Road in Rahim Yar Khan district near Sahja on Monday morning.

According to rescue sources, one of the buses involved in the accident was travelling from Karachi to Bahawalpur while the other was on its way from Faisalabad to Sadiqabad.

Rescue sources had to cut out the debris to take out survivors and the dead. The injured were shifted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan, where emergency has been declared.

DCO Zafar Iqbal said the public has been requested to donate blood for the injured. He added that the rescue work would be completed soon.

Meanwhile, bodies have been handed over to victim families.

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