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Pakistan bus fire: 17 flood affected victims burnt alive after bus catches fire

A massive fire broke out in a bus in Sindh district of Pakistan late on Wednesday evening. In this accident, 18 passengers aboard the bus were burnt alive, while many passengers were injured. Officials said that the bus carrying the flood victims was going from Karachi to Khairpur Nathan Shah area, but the bus caught fire near Nooriabad on the super highway.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Karachi: Another painful accident has happened in Pakistan, which is facing the havoc of floods. A massive fire broke out in a bus in Pakistan’s Sindh district on Wednesday, killing 17 people on board the bus. The incident took place in Nooriabad town, about 90 km from Karachi. Pak officials confirmed that at least 17 people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus going to Khairpur Nathan Shah area caught fire on the highway near Nooriabad on Wednesday evening.

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According to sources, the police said that the intercity bus was carrying more than 50 flood victims, who were living in makeshift shelters in Karachi. All of them were returning to their homes in flood-hit Khairpur Nathan Shah when the accident happened. A sudden fire broke out in the bus near Jamshoro and Hyderabad on the M-9 motorway near Nooriabad, the official said. At present, the dead have been sent for post-mortem and the injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Pakistani police said that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, he expressed apprehension that the death toll may increase. Sindh Parliamentary Health Secretary Qasim Soumro, confirming the death toll in the accident, said at least 12 of the victims were minors, aged 15 years or less. All the passengers on the bus were residents of the same village of Khairpur Nathan Shah.

At the same time, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah has expressed condolences on this matter. The Chief Minister ordered the police-administration to provide all possible help and directed to provide medical aid to the injured. It is believed that the condition of many people in the hospital is still very serious.

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