Wedding Guests Electrocuted in Pakistan

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Wedding Guests Electrocuted in Pakistan
Mon 04-05-2015

A Pakistani police officer says 8 members of a wedding party died when metal dowry furniture strapped to the bus they were travelling in struck a power line.

Police officer Irshad Ali said the bus carrying the wedding party home in the southern Sindh province on Sunday caught fire after striking the cable and crashed into a tree.

He says 6 women, a man and a child died from electrocution and more than 20 others were treated for burns and minor injuries.

Such incidents are not uncommon in Pakistan, where drivers routinely ignore traffic laws.