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30 killed, 55 injured in bus collision in Pakistan

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Lahore: At least 30 people were killed and over 55 others injured yesterday when two speeding passenger buses collided headon in Pakistan’s southern Punjab province, rescue officials said.

The accident took place in Khanpur area of Rahim Yar Khan, some 600 kms from here around 6 am, media reports said. The incident occurred due to over speeding and claimed the lives of at least 30 people besides leaving over 55 people injured, rescue officials said. The bodies and the injured could only be recovered after cutting through the vehicles, Zafar Iqbal, district coordination officer of Rahim Yar Khan said.

Those injured have been shifted to hospitals in Rahim Yar Khan. Condition of some injured is stated to be serious, Radio Pakistan reported.