ISLAMABAD - The National Highway Authority on Friday suspended its three officials on charges of negligence that led to the deadly road accident near Khairpur.

At least 60 people were killed and several others injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck on Theri Bypass on November 11.

The NHA spokesman told Online that, in order to make transparent inquiry of Khairpur incident 3 officers of NHA Sukkur including General Manager Mukesh Kumar, project manager Jahangir and director maintenance Muhammad Idrees have been suspended and asked to report Islamabad immediately.

The authority also completed its initial inquiry into the accident. In its report, the NHA accused the driver of taking a wrong U-turn which led to the collision with the truck. The report also said the driver had not slept for past 23 hours.

The NHA further noted that the roads near the crash site were in good condition at the time of the accident.

Initially, the highway authority had been partially blamed for the incident with reports that the NHA had failed to provide an alternate route to commuters before starting the construction work where the accident took place.

An FIR was filed against the NHA and Sindh High Court's Sukkur bench had also issued a notice to its chairperson asking for a report regarding the construction on the highway.