20 killed in southern Pakistan in bus crash
A police report reveals that a minibus crashed into a deep, water-filled ditch in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 14.
A minibus crashed into a deep, water-filled ditch in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 14, according to police.
Pakistan has the third-highest global death rate from traffic accidents, a tragic record attributed to unsafe roads and negligent driving.
The bus "fell into a water-filled ditch on a road swept away by floods this summer" late Thursday in Sindh province, according to local police official Khadim Hussain.
"The driver could not see the diversion sign on the road and so the van plunged into a 25-feet deep ditch."
This year's record monsoon rains in Pakistan battered the nation's already deteriorating infrastructure, submerged a third of the nation, and caused the displacement of eight million people.
Credible research has linked catastrophic flooding to climate change.
More updates to follow...