Sixteen people, including three women and two children, were killed in a collision between a car and a truck carrying people in Pishin district in Balochistan on Thursday.
According to a local official Matiullah, the incident took place near Saranan when a rashly-driven car, which was on its way to Chaman from Quetta, rammed into the vehicle coming from the opposite direction.
Officials said that both vehicles had been completely gutted and rescue workers had to cut through the wreckage to pull out the bodies.
Bodies of 14 people were taken to the Civil Hospital in Pishin, while two of the bodies were brought to the Sandeman Hospital in Quetta.
Hospital sources said that none of the bodies could be identified as all of the bodies had been burnt beyond recognition.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2011.
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