A speeding passenger bus yesterday crushed to death five members of a family, travelling in a motorcycle rickshaw.

The accident occurred on Jampur Road near Mepco Grid station Sunday morning.

The passenger bus, coming from Karachi, rammed into a motorcycle rickshaw, crushing five members of a family. The dead included a couple, their two daughters and a son. Four other persons also sustained injuries in the mishap.

Following the incident, angry mob gathered at the scene on Jampur Road and torched the bus. Its driver, however, made good his escape from the scene.

ASP Shahbaz Elahi along with the Ghaddi Police SHO and the DSP Traffic rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

Later on, spokesmen for the DPO DG Khan claimed in a statement that the police have arrested the bus driver. The four injured included two women who were shifted to Trauma Centre of Teaching Hospital DG Khan by Rescue 1122.