ISLAMABAD: As many as 18 pilgrims were died and several others were got serious injuries when in a bus they were traveling over-turned near Khuzdar on Friday morning.
According to details, Levies forces officials said, the ill-fated bus was on its way to Khuzdar from Larkana, where it was overturned at Bhalonk area of Khuzdar.
The driver of the vehicle had lost control while trying to avoid hitting a motorcycle, due to which the bus overturned, Rescue sources added.
The rescue teams soon after getting the information reached the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to Government Teaching Hospital and CMH Khuzdar, reported various TV channels reported.
The accident has come as the grim reminder of a similar incident of last year, in which five of a family were killed and 24 others were injured as a bus carrying pilgrims overturned near Shah Noorani crossing in Lasbela district, Balochistan.
The bus, carrying over 30 pilgrims, was going to the shrine of Hazrat Bilawal Shah Noorani in the Wadh area of Khuzdar district from Karachi. It had also overturned at a sharp turn in the hilly area near Shah Noorani crossing.
The bus overturning had left five people dead on the spot.