QUETTA: At least eight people were killed and 22 others were injured when a high-speed passenger bus overturned on Bela National Highway in Lasbela district early Wednesday.
According to reports, among the deceased were also two levies personnel deployed at the check post which the bus hit before it overturned whereas the injured had been shifted to a local hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Sepoy Mohammad Aslam, resident of Rijal Bela; Sepoy Muhammad Yusuf Ameen, resident of Doda Bela; Naz who is identified as the wife of Abdul Sattar; Zulaikha, resident of Panjgur, Haleem Jan Akbar Baloch, resident of Panjgur, Gul Shama Sabir, resident of Panjgur; Noordan Majid, resident of Panjgur and Bismillah Omar Majid, resident of Panjgur.
The injured have been identified as Sepoy Gulam Ali, Sepoy Muhammad Alyas, Muhmmad Yaqoon Iqbal, Muhamad Saleem Baloch, Hameedullah Abdulmajid Qaoum Mirwani, Nouroz Khan Abdul Sattar, Sagar Sabir Qaum and Fatima who had been identified as wife of Majid.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan expressed deep sorrow and regret over the loss of precious human lives due to the accident.