The loader smashed with a speeding bus coming from the opposite direction on the Kamalpur Interchange, Sargodha Road. PHOTO: AFP
FAISALABAD: At least seven picnickers including a minor boy were killed while two others sustained serious injuries in a bus-loader collision on Sargodha Road on Thursday night.
According to eye-witnesses, a Hyundai Loader was en route to Faisalabad carrying 11 people, who were residents of Muslim Town No. 1, Sargodha Road and were returning back after enjoying a picnic at Chenab River.
The loader smashed with a speeding bus coming from the opposite direction on the Kamalpur Interchange, Sargodha Road.
According to reports, the collision was so severe that its noise was heard miles away alerting people nearby to come to their rescue. Seven picnickers were killed while others received serious injuries
The injured were shifted to Allied Hospital on a self help basis by people who had rushed to the scene and Rescue 1122 as well.
Among the killed, include Sheeraz, his brother Altaf and 10-year-old nephew Abid.
The rescue team had to cut through the loader’s body to pull out the dead body, which was completely destroyed.