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At Least 24 Died After Bus Falls off Bridge Near Chakwal

Islamabad (November 8, 2017): At least 24 people were killed after a bus fell off a bridge in Dhok Pathan area in Talagang on Wednesday.

As many as 53 people have been injured in the accident. The bus was on its way to Lahore’s Raiwind from Kohat, said the rescue sources. According to hospital sources, 15 are in critical condition.

The deceased were rushed to a nearby hospital, the rescue sources informed.

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On the other hand, Islamabad Traffic Police has advised to avoid unnecessary movement due to smog.

On August 3, two schoolgirls died and seven others were injured, when a school bus carrying children met with an accident on Mianwali Talagang road, rescue and hospital sources said.

One of the children died on the spot, while another schoolgirl succumbed to her injuries later in the hospital. Among others injured were three children, two women and a man. The injured were taken to Tehsil Headquarter Talagang, rescue sources stated.

Earlier in May, at least four schoolchildren and a driver were killed and eight children critically injured when a speeding oil tanker had crushed a school van in Multan.