At least 15 people were killed when a passenger van travelling in southern Pakistan crashed and caught fire.
Officials said on Sunday, September 27, 2020, that the van was carrying passengers from Karachi to Hyderabad city when it struck an object and careered off the road late Saturday, September 27, 2020.
“The death toll in the unfortunate accident has reached 15,” Owais Shah, the transport minister of Sindh province, told AFP.
He said five other people were injured, three of them critical.
According to the head of the non-profit Edhi Foundation which runs the morgue that the bodies were taken to, Faisal Edhi, said Most of the bodies were burned beyond recognition.
Investigators were looking to see if a natural gas cylinder aboard the bus had contributed to the inferno.
Such incidents occur frequently on Pakistan’s roads, where speeding, dilapidated vehicles, and badly maintained roads all contribute to the accident rate.