Southern Pakistan bus fire claims 18 lives and 28 people are wounded

A bus that was travelling in the southern province of Sindh on the evening of the 12th caught fire, killing 18 people, including 8 children, and wounding 28 others, according to Pakistani police in Islamabad on October 13. According to police sources cited by Pakistani media, the bus carrying roughly 55 passengers had been intended to proceed from Karachi, Sindh, to the Dadu region of the province. According to the police, the fire department arrived on the scene quickly to put out the fire, and the injured were then transferred to a hospital for treatment. Given that some of the injured have critical injuries, the death toll is certain to increase.

According to police, a preliminary investigation revealed that the air conditioning system failure on the bus was what started the fire.