Death toll in Hub accident rises to 18

Death toll in Hub accident rises to 18


The pilgrims were going Shah Noorani shrine from Thatta

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HUB (Dunya News) – Death toll in the Hub accident rose to 18 as a man succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

According to police, 17 people died and 26 injured when a truck carrying pilgrims fell into a ravine in Hub, the fourth largest city in Balochistan, on Wednesday.

The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Qasim Jokhio village, police added.

The pilgrims, who hailed from Sindh’s Thatta, were going to Shah Noorani shrine to pay their respects when their vehicle met the accident.

Police and local people rescued the innjured while Rescue teams shifted them to hospitals.

Edhi officials said that 30 ambulances have been sent to shift the injured and the dead.

Sources said pilgrims in critical condition will be shifted to hospitals in Karachi for treatment.

Hub DPO said the accident was the outcome of reckless driving.

Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfaraz Bugti has issued directives for providing the injured with best medical facilities.

He expressed condolence with the bereaved families. An emergency has been imposed on Jam Qadir Hospital for treatment of the injured.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed sorrow at the death of pilgrim in accident. 

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi expressed deep regret over the unfortunate incident, extending heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the grieving families.

He offered prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured, emphasising his profound sadness at the loss of life in the tragic accident.