15 passengers die in road accident near Burhan interchange

HASSAN ABDAL: At least 15 passengers died when their bus overturned while saving a car from crashing into it near Hassan Abdal’s Burhan Interchange on Monday.

The bus made a departure from Lahore to reach Mardan but on the way as it crossed Hassan Abdal, the bus met a calamity and turned turtle.

According to the details on the unfortunate incident, the rescue officials have so far recovered the bodies of 15 people on board. The injured are being shifted to a nearby hospital in Attock district, the rescue officials confirmed. The deceased include a woman and a child.

Officials from Rescue 1122 told the media that a passenger bus overturned near Burhan Interchange at the motorway in Hassan Abdal area of the district.

Most of the injured suffered serious injuries and are in critical condition. The patrolling police of the motorway said the accident took place when the driver lost control over the bus because of overspeeding.

The ill-fated bus was heading towards the Mardan from Lahore.