In northwest Pakistan a truck-passenger bus collision claimed 17 lives

Peshawar: A passenger coach collided with a trawler on Thursday, killing at least 17 people, including women and children, in the northwest Pakistani city of Kohat, a rescue official confirmed.

The incident happened close to the Kohat Tunnel on the Indus Highway in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to a statement by Rescue 1122 Kohat.

According to Bilal Faizi, a spokesperson for Rescue 1122 Kohat, "seventeen people, including children and women, died when a passenger coach collided head-on with a trawler near Kohat tunnel."

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A large trawler that had overturned on a highway was depicted in pictures released by Rescue 1122 as several rescue workers assisted the injured.

Another unfortunate incident that occurred in Kohat last week involved a boat that capsized in the city's Tanda Dam lake, killing 51 people.

Over 50 Mir Bash Khel seminary students in the age range of 8 to 14 were on board the boat when it capsized on Sunday while they were out for a picnic with the seminary's caretaker.

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Due to shoddy road construction and a disregard for traffic regulations, fatal accidents are frequent in Pakistan.

In the Baluchistan province on Sunday, a passenger bus struck a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people.

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