Mastung accident claims 13 lives

The passenger wagon was en route to the provincial capital from Mangochar


Mohammad Zafar June 26, 2015
Relatives gather as rescue workers shift Mastung accident victims . PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: At least 13 people were killed and five others were injured when a passenger wagon collided with a truck in the Khadkucha area of Mastung district, some 53 kilometres away from Quetta, on Thursday.

The passenger wagon was en route to the provincial capital from Mangochar when it rammed into the truck coming from the opposite direction, Mastung SHO Nazir Ahmed told The Express Tribune.

“Thirteen people, including the wagon driver, died as a result. Another seven were wounded,” he said, adding that the accident was caused by overspeeding.

Police and Balochistan Levies officials reached the site soon after. The fatalities were moved to the Mastung District Headquarters Hospital while the injured were referred to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Quetta for treatment.

According to CMH officials, two of the injured are in a serious condition.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2015.

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