Bhakkar: 17 killed, 26 injured in traffic mishap

Bhakkar: At least 17 people died and 26 others sustained injuries in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer-truck in Bhakkar district on Wednesday morning.

According to details, the ill-fated bus was going to Mianwali from Multan when a speeding trailer coming from opposite direction collided with it at M.M Road in Bhakkar district.

The mishap occurred due to over speeding of bus which was carrying more than 50 passengers. As a result, eight people died on the spot and more than two dozen others were wounded.

The deceased include driver, women and children.

On the information, rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and injured to the district headquarters hospital Mianwali.