SAHIWAL - At least six persons were killed and 44 others sustained severe injuries in a collision between a bus and a trailer here on Tuesday.

According to reports, a Sialkot-bound bus bearing registration no T-1179 was on the way from Hasilpur. On Arifwala Road when it was overtaking another bus across the road it collided with a parked trailer (SA-3485). Resultantly six persons died on the spot while 44 others sustained severe injuries.

On information, Rescue 1122 teams rushed to the scene and took the injured to District Headquarters Hospital Sahiwal. According to hospital sources, nine of the injured are stated to be critical.

The deceased were identified as Bus driver Afzal, conductor Safdar Ali, Rizwan, Muhammad Yaseen while identity of the two deceased could not be established yet.

The police have registered a case and started investigation into the mishap.

Meanwhile, the police also claimed that several children and women were also injured in the incident.