Wed. Jun 19th, 2019

Eight killed, 20 injured Dadu road accident

DADU: At least eight people lost their lives and 20 others including children and women were injured in a collision between a passenger bus and trailer near Indus Highway, Dadu,.

The passenger bus was heading to Karachi from Larkana. According to police, the fatal mishap occurred when both the vehicles tried to overtake each other due to intense fog.

The injured and the bodies were moved to Civil Hospital, Dadu. Some of the victims were also moved to hospital in a police mobile.

In a similar fatal incident on Nov 3, at least seven people were killed and 23 were injured when a bus collided with a truck in Zawa, area of Khuzdar, Balochistan.

The bus was carrying wedding party and it was on its way to Karachi after leaving Quetta.

District commissioner of Khuzdar said that more than a dozen injured people were transferred to the Teaching Hospital Khuzdar Medical College. According to reports, most of the injured people belonged to the Hindu community.

According to an estimate, around 9,000 road accidents are reported every year in Pakistan, claiming more than 4,500 lives on average annually.

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