40 wedding guests die in Lahore bus inferno

Didn’t see it in the Lahore blogs yet, so just putting it up.

At least 40 persons were killed and 14 others injured after fireworks exploded on a bus while they were returning to the bridegroom’s home from a wedding ceremony at Ghaziabad here on Sunday.

Most of the victims were women and children and none of them could escape from the bus. Police said all the bodies were charred, therefore, could not be identified. The only survivors were those who were standing or sitting near the door, the witnesses said.

Conflicting statements have been received regarding the number of deaths. The Rescue 1122 claims 40 deaths while Edhi and SP Cantt both claim 21 deaths. The family, however, says at least 60 persons have died.

Link: The News International

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