Mishap Kills 13 in Pakistan


Islamabad: At least 13 people were killed and 16 others were injured in separate incidents of road accident in Pakistan on Tuesday, local media reported. The passenger van with some 20 people aboard had a head-on collision with the oil tanker coming from the opposite direction in Jand area of Attock, a district located some 95 km west of the capital Islamabad.

Police said that the over-speeding oil tanker went out of the driver’s control and hit the van. The inured people have been shifted to a nearby hospital where at least two of them are said to be in critical condition.

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In a separate road accident in the country’s south Sindh province, four people were killed and 10 injured when a passenger van hit a dumper, Geo News said. Police said that the van driver fell asleep at the wheel and rammed the dumper from behind near Larkana district of the province.

The injured people have been shifted to a nearby hospital.