QUETTA: At least five people died and 25 others sustained injures when a Karachi bound passenger van collided with a parked truck in Khuzdar district early on Saturday.
According to levies force, the passenger coach, carrying dozens of passengers, rammed into the parked truck at Zaviya turn near Baghbana area.
Rescue workers and levies forces personnel rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital. Later, the injured with critical wounds were shifted to Quetta for better medical care.
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The Quetta-Karachi Highway is notorious for fatal road accidents. A research revealed that three times more people died in road accidents than bomb blast in Balochistan since 2000.
“The accident took place due to over speeding as the driver attempted to go past Zaviya Baghbana, a sharp turn, at full speed,” Assistant Commissioner (AC) Khuzdar said.
Levis registered the first information report (FIR) of the accident and commenced investigation.
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