DERA GHAZI KHAN, Punjab: At least 12 persons have lost their lives after brutal crushing while standing at bus stand by two over-speeding passenger buses in Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab on Thursday.
The awful incident took place in Dera Ghazi Khan district of the Pakistan’s Punjab province today where two buses lost control due to over-speeding smashed persons standing at Notak bus stand; killing at least 12 on the spot and injuring 15.
Several persons got serious injuries in the incident and being shifted to nearby hospital for initial treatment.
The sorrowful accident sparked protests by the locals as outrageous crowd started torching public assets including the buses at the location.
Heavy contingents of law enforcement agency have reached the location and trying to control the deteriorated law and order situation.
Emergency has been declared in a local hospital DHQ Hospital while the exact figure of injured persons is not yet finalised.
Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif expressed his deep sorrow over the incident and ordered the Deputy Police Office (DPO) to commence immediate inquiry in the incident.
(Reports are being updated)