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22 killed in Pakistan bus collision

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

At least 22 people were today killed and 40 others injured in a road accident when two passenger buses collided in Pakistan's province, officials said.

The accident took place in Khanpur area of Rahim Yar Khan, some 600 kms from here. One of the buses was on its way from to Lahore while the other was heading to Sadiqabad from Faisalabad, Zafar Iqbal, district coordination officer of Rahim Yar Khan said.

The accident was so serious that the bodies and the injured could only be recovered after cutting through the vehicles, Iqbal told Dawn

At least 22 people have been reported dead, he said, adding that the death toll may rise.

Rahim Yar Khan police spokesperson Arshad Nawaz said at least 40 other passengers were injured.

The casualties were shifted to hospitals.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 11:32 IST