At least 15 Pakistan passenger have been confirmed dead when a Van Inferno travelling in southern Pakistan crashed and caught fire, officials said Sunday.
The Inferno van was travelling with passengers from Karachi to Hyderabad city when it struck an object and careered off the road late Saturday.
“The death toll in the unfortunate accident has reached 15,” Owais Shah, the transport minister of Sindh province said
Five other people were injured, three of them critically, he said.
Most of the passengers in the Pakistan Van Inferno were burned beyond recognition, said Faisal Edhi, head of the non-profit Edhi Foundation which runs the morgue the bodies were taken to.
Investigators were looking to see if a natural gas cylinder aboard the bus had contributed to the inferno.
Such incidents like Pakistan Passenger Van Inferno frequently occur on Pakistan’s roads, where speeding, dilapidated vehicles, and poorly maintained roads all contribute to the accident rate.