Three killed after passenger bus catches fire near Uthal

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At least three people were killed when their passenger bus erupted in a fire on the National Highway near Uthal.

The ill-fated bus was en route to Quetta from Karachi. The accident took place overnight in Wayaro near Uthal.

Many passengers reportedly saved their lives by jumping out of the burning vehicle. 

Rescue teams extinguished the fire and took seven wounded people from the bus. The highway remained blocked for some time after the accident. The seven wounded have been shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital Uthal. 

Humaira Baloch, Deputy Commissioner of Lasbela, said that rescue teams were dispatched to the accident site as soon as the accident was reported. “Hospital staff have been alerted due to the risk of casualties,” she added.

According to sources, there were 28 passengers on board. The cause of the fire remains unknown.