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Truck topples over in Rahim Yar Khan, crushes 13 people to death

Punjab chief minister instructs Bahawalpur division commissioner to submit report on incident, rescue efforts
Updated 13 Aug, 2022 09:14pm
<p>People trying to rescue passengers trapped in the passenger vechile crushed under</p>

People trying to rescue passengers trapped in the passenger vechile crushed under

A truck loaded with sugar overturned and fell on a passenger bus in the Feroza area of ​​Rahim Yar Khan, resulting in the death of 13 people, Aaj News reported on Saturday.

At least five people have also been injured in the accident. They have been shifted to the hospital and are said to be in critical condition.

Harrowing visuals from the scene showed a large crowd gathered as rescuers used heavy machinery to get the truck upright. Dozens od locals can also be seen involved in rescue efforts to elevate the truck to rescue those alive and to extract bodies.

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has sought a report on the rescue effort and instructed the commissioner of the Bahawalpur division to ensure the injured receive proper medical care.

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