According to a government official, a bus that crashed off a bridge and caught fire in southwest Pakistan killed at least 40 people.
Senior Lasbela district administrator Hamza Anjum remarked at the scene of the accident that the deceased bodies “are beyond recognition.”
The bus, which was carrying 48 passengers when it struck a pillar on the bridge and veered off course earlier on Sunday, according to Anjum, had three survivors who had been rescued.
It had been traveling through the night between Karachi, Pakistan’s southern port city, and Quetta, the province capital of Balochistan.
Anjum stated, “It is thought that the driver may have fallen asleep,” and added that it was possible the driver had been driving too fast during the lengthy journey.
He added that DNA tests would be performed to identify the remains that had been “badly mutilated” and that “we will investigate the origins of the catastrophe.”
Pakistan’s terrible road safety record is a result of ramshackle motorways, low safety regulations, and irresponsible driving.
Because passenger buses are usually overcrowded and seatbelt use is not widespread, single vehicle accidents frequently result in significant mortality tolls.
In southern Pakistan with November, a minibus went into a deep ditch covered in water, killing 20, including 11 children.
And in August of last year, an oil tanker and bus collision on the outskirts of Multan also resulted in the deaths of 20 people.
More than 27,000 people, according to estimates from the World Health Organization, died on Pakistani roads in 2018.