Bus crash, boat capsize kill at least 50 in Pakistan
The bus was carrying 48 passengers when it collided with a bridge pillar and went off course.
A government official reported that at least 40 passengers were killed when a bus crashed off a bridge in southwestern Pakistan and caught fire.
"The dead bodies...are beyond recognition," Hamza Anjum, a senior official of Lasbela district in Balochistan province, said at the accident site, as quoted by AFP.
Anjum stated that three survivors had been rescued and that the bus was carrying 48 passengers when it collided with a bridge pillar and went off course.
It is worth noting that roads in poor condition, insufficient safety measures, and irresponsible driving all contribute to Pakistan's poor road safety record.
Passenger buses are usually overcrowded, and seatbelts are rarely worn, resulting in high fatality tolls from single-vehicle accidents.
More than 27,000 people were killed on Pakistan's roadways in 2018, as per World Health Organization statistics.
Ten children killed as boat capsized in northwest Pakistan: Police
In yet another disaster on Sunday morning, ten children were killed in northwest Pakistan as the boat they were in capsized, as reported by police.
All of the dead so far recovered from Tanda Dam lake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were between seven and 14 years old, according to local police official Mir Rauf.
"A rescue operation is underway," he told AFP.
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