Bus-Truck Collision Kills 11 In Pakistan

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Karachi: At least 11 people have been killed and 19 people were injured during in a collision between a passenger bus and a truck on Saturday.

The accident took place when a speeding bus collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Khushab Road near Nasirabad, Jhang, reports Dawn.

The bus was travelling from Karachi to Khushab. The dead and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital. Five of the injured were said to be in a critical condition. Poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving are cited as common reasons behind accidents in Pakistan.

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More than 4,600 people were killed in road traffic accidents in 2013, which is the last year the government released official data on the matter.