13 dead, 70 injured as 12 cars collide at Pak motorway
At least 13 people were killed and over 70 others injured when 12 cars and a bus collided into each other on the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway on Thursday, police said.
The accident occurred on the busy motorway near Hafizabad when 12 cars crashed into each other and collided with a bus due to heavy fog, they said. “I can confirm that 13 people have been killed,” senior police official Sardar Gul said. The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals.
An official of motorway police said most of those killed were going to annual religious congregation of Tableeghi Jamaat, being held at Raiwind near Lahore. Maximum speed limit on motorway is 120 km/hour but some motorists often tend to cross the limit due to smooth and broad road, linking Lahore to Peshawar.