- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A least 19 schoolchildren and three adults were killed in southern Pakistan on Wednesday when their bus collided with an oncoming truck.

The collision occurred in southern Sindh province when the oncoming truck was trying to pass another vehicle on a dirt road, police said.

“We have removed 19 bodies of children, including four girls,” said police official Ali Haider Somoro, the Daily Mail reported.

News footage showed parents running into a hospital in nearby Nawab Shah, frantically looking for their children, aged 10 to 16.

“All our dreams have been shattered. How can I live without my child?” a weeping Muhammad Akram, who lost his only son in the accident, asked in an interview with the Mail.

Eleven children were injured and being treated, said Sindh’s Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon.

Fatal crashes are common in Pakistan, where the roads in many rural areas are poorly managed.