spacer
Home Page
News64 bodies found in container
05 April 2009
64 bodies found in container

 

QUETTA - At least 64 bodies and dozens of unconscious people were recovered from a shipping container in

Hazar Ganji area of the provincial capital Saturday.

According to police sources, the container, which was found parked at the outskirts of Quetta, was carrying over

110 people, apparently illegal immigrants being transported from Afghanistan to Iran via Pakistan.

The sources said when the driver of the container opened the container door, he found the people dead and

unconscious due to suffocation.

The driver immediately escaped from the scene leaving the truck on the road, said eyewitnesses. Police and

Edhi rescue teams arrived at the scene and shifted the fainted people and bodies, most of them Afghan and

Uzbek, to Bolan Medical
Complex where emergency was declared.

Sixty bodies and over 50 people were recovered from the container when it was properly opened, a police

official said and added that the deceased and unconscious victims apparently belonged to Afghanistan and

tribal areas.

Talking to TheNation after regaining consciousness, a survivor said, “I belong to North Waziristan.” Hospital

sources said that the death toll might rise as many of the unconscious victims were in critical condition.

Eyewitnesses say, most of the deceased apparently belonged to Afghanistan and tribal areas.

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani has taken serious notice of this incident and ordered an

inquiry. It may be mentioned that bordering areas with Iran are used by human smugglers for sending people

illegally to Iran and European countries.

Annually, a large number of people loose their lives in their bid to get to European countries illegally.

Source: By: TheNationNews
NewsSee Also in Political News
Textile units are relocating to other countries
23 January 2017

KARACHI: The National Assembly's Standing Committee on the Textile Industry was informed on Tuesday that a large number of textile units have either shut down or relocated to regional countries due to a high cost of utilities. Representatives of the value-added textile sector informed committee members about a number of factors that have put the country?s exports at risk. The members expressed surprise that the K-Electric CEO failed to show up at the meeting being held at Pakistan Hosiery ... Full Story
Slow enforcement of new health law displeases Imran khan
23 January 2017

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan is concerned over slow progress on enforcementof Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act, 2015 and has asked the relevant people to work faster and show the desired results within six months. Like me, Imran is also unhappy over progress on implementation of the new law but there is a commitment that the coming months will see rapid work,said Prof Nausherwan Burki. He said that more than 18 months ago, the government notified the MTIRA ... Full Story
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about to make himself a virtual dictator in Turkey
21 January 2017

As you read this, a rapid and turbulent revolution is underway in Turkey. The country's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party is pushing proposals through parliament that would radically alter the system of government. By abolishing Turkey's long-established system of collective cabinet government, the AK Party says it will stabilise the country and streamline decision-making. But the proposed law will pool power in the hands of the president and dramatically reduce the top job?s ... Full Story
Imran Khan 1st Urdu Twite
21 January 2017

School's social media manager fired for correcting student's misspelled tweet
19 January 2017

MARYLAND, US: A social media manager at a school in Frederick, Maryland was fired from the job for correcting student?s misspelled tweet. Katie Nash was managing the Twitter feed ... Full Story
Panama Papers show how "the crooks of this world stash away their money" - Mark Pieth
18 January 2017

The Panama Papers showed the world how the crooks of this world stash away their money,Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth said at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in ... Full Story
PM Nawaz grants service extension to Journalist Saleh Zafar's wife third time
18 January 2017

Media reaction to today's court proceedings on Panama
17 January 2017

Heart Attack Risk Factors Rise on Mondays
16 January 2017
After Indian flag doormat, Amazon now sells "Mahatma Gandhi" slippers
16 January 2017
Pregnant woman commits suicide in Tharparkar after throwing her children in well
16 January 2017
PML (N) scared of taking BBC to court: Party Sources
16 January 2017
New report on Sharifs? London flats may give a new turn to Panama Papers case -
16 January 2017
US to incentivise Pakistan's cooperation, says Mattis
14 January 2017
World is recognising Pakistan's turn around - Leading Japanese publication Nikkei gives Sharif Govt. top marks on governance, economic reform
14 January 2017
Canadian PM took Aga Khan private helicopter for vacation, violation of the Conflict of Interest Act
14 January 2017
Syrian Army warns Israel it will respond after military airport bombed near Damascus
13 January 2017
KPK-Health care improving (DAWN Editorial)
11 January 2017
PTI contacts Atizaz Ahsan to argue the Panamagate case on PTI's behalf in replacement of Naeem Bukhari
11 January 2017
Pakistan predicted to be world's fastest-growing Muslim economy in 2017
10 January 2017
HEC Crackdown: 79 Universities In Punjab Declared Illegal - Shahbaz teri parwaz say jalata hai zamana
10 January 2017
Peshawar: Christians protest about death-dealing liquor business
09 January 2017
The world's first 3-screen gaming laptop is mind-blowing
07 January 2017
Ainak Wala Jinn's Bil Batori found begging on streets
07 January 2017
Congress begins Russia hacking probe, Trump still skeptical of U.S. intelligence
05 January 2017
Awaz.tv
Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Disclaimer: Awaz.tv is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages. All videos, live tvs, blogs or video links point to content hosted on third party websites or members. We are using third party links for live tvs. Users who upload these videos or blogs agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. Awaz.tv does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites or by the members. If you have any questions please contact us.
Copyright © 2000-2017 Awaz.tv. All rights reserved unless where otherwise noted.