Seven dead as bus rams into rickshaw in Bhakkar

Rescue workers shifting injured to hospital

BHAKKAR: A woman and a young girl were among seven dead after bus rammed into a rickshaw in Bhakkar district of Punjab.
A further ten people were also severely injured in the road accident near Kalor Kot area of district Bhakkar.
Enraged area residents came out on the streets after the accident and attempted to set the bus alight. The mob broke the bus’ glasses and also set tyres on fire and blocked the main road.
The mob raised slogans against the patrolling police for failing to stop heavy traffic on main highways. A heavy contingent of Punjab Police was deployed to prevent further violence.


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