At least 17 dead after bus-truck collision in Pakistan, official says

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By Staff The Associated Press

Posted February 2, 2023 9:44 pm

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A provincial police chief said Thursday that the suicide bomber who killed more than 100 people at a mosque in a police compound in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday was seen wearing a police uniform ahead of the deadly blast.

A head-on collision between a passenger bus and a speeding truck trailer near a tunnel in northwest Pakistan overnight killed at least 17 passengers, including women and children, a rescue official said early Friday.

The crash happened in Kohat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to the local emergency official and state-run media.

“We have transported all the dead and injured to a hospital in Kohat,” rescue official Rehmat Ullah said.

TV footage showed images of the destroyed bus.

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Azam Khan, the caretaker chief minister in the province, has expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the tragic accident.

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On Sunday, a passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge in Baluchistan province, catching fire and killing 40 people.

Deadly accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and a disregard for traffic laws.

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