HYDERABAD: A road accident between a rickshaw and a passenger bus in Sanghar district on Saturday left 10 persons dead and 20 others injured. The accident happened on Shahpur Chakar-Sanghar Road near Sharifuddin Bugti Village.
The deceased included nine members of the same family – five women and four children. The tenth deceased was 27-year-old rickshaw driver, Sagheer Ahmed Khaskheli.
According to police, all of the deceased were travelling in the rickshaw. The injured were initially shifted to a local rural health centre before they were shifted to hospitals in Sanghar and Nawabshah.
The police said that the rickshaw was carrying nine passengers, in violation of the Supreme Court’s order which has restricted rickshaws to just four passengers.
Police sources said it is a common practice for the rickshaws in Sanghar and many other districts of Sindh to carry half a dozen or more passengers.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2019.