The vehicle struck a pillar before passing over the parapet of the bridge he was crossing, in the province of Balutchistan. Forty-eight people were on board.
At least 40 people died in the accident of a bus that exploded after falling from a bridge in southwest Pakistan, announced a government representative on Sunday, January 29.
“The lifeless bodies are unrecognizable,” reported Hamza Anjum, a district manager of Lasbela, in the province of Balutchistan, where the accident occurred. Mr. Anjum said three survivors had been rescued. The bus was carrying 48 people when he hit a pillar before passing over the parapet of the bridge he was crossing, he explained.
Mortality on the roads is high in Pakistan, between fast ways in poor condition, lax road safety and dangerous driving. Buses are often filled there until the limit of their capacity and wearing the seat belt is not a widespread practice. Road accidents concerning a single vehicle are frequent.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 27,000 people died on the roads of Pakistan in 2018.