At least 19 killed in road accident in Faisalabad

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Faisalabad: At least 19 people were killed and 15 other were wounded when a bus collided with a truck at the Jhang Road on Wednesday morning. 

The bus was going to Layyah from Faisalabad when it collided with a truck at the Jhang Road in Thaikrywala area.

Rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the injured to Allied Hospital while the dead bodies were shifted to mortuary.

The rescue sources said that the death toll may climb further as condition of many injured is stated to be critical.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) deadly accidents are common on roads across Pakistan due to bad road infrastructure and rampant disregard of traffic laws. Over 9,000 road accidents are reported to the police every year, killing on average around 5,000 people.

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