Video of bus accident that killed 13 on motorway near Islamabad surfaces
Islamabad: A bus traveling on Islamabad-Lahore Motorway in Salt Range overturned after its brakes failed on June 17, killing at least 13 people and leaving many others injured, police and health officials said.
Saqib Waheed, spokesman for the federal Motorway Police, said the bus was traveling from the capital, Islamabad, to the eastern city of Lahore when its brakes failed about 135 kilometers from the capital on a sharp turn in Kallar Kahar region located in the Salt Mountain range.
A CCTV footage of the incident shows the ill-fated bus overturning and hitting a car coming the opposite direction.
Traffic accidents are common in Pakistan, where safety standards are largely compromised and traffic rules regularly violated and rarely enforced.