At least 6 killed in road accident near Islamabad

Officials say death toll is likely to rise as the condition of injured passengers is critical


Obaid Abassi July 08, 2015
The van was totally destroyed in the accident. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: At least six people were killed and dozens injured in a road accident in Turnol near Islamabad on Wednesday, police and rescue officials said.

“A bus collided with a van killing six, including women and children,” a police official said. “Majority of the passengers in the van and the bus driver were killed."

Read: 11 killed in road accident in Rawalpindi

The injured were shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS). Officials fear the death toll is likely to rise as the condition of injured passengers is critical.



PHOTO: MUDASSAR RAJA/EXPRESS



PHOTO: MUDASSAR RAJA/EXPRESS

Earlier last month, a passenger wagon collided with a truck in Mastung District’s Khad Kucha area, leaving 12 dead and about eight others injured. 

Read: Collision on Quetta-Karachi highway leaves 38 dead

According to SHO Mastung Nazir Ahmed,  the passenger wagon was on its way from Mangochar to Quetta when it collided with Mazda truck, killing the driver on the spot.

Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly reported 20 people dead in the accident. The error is regretted. EDITOR.

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Pakistani | 5 years ago | Reply @US CENTCOM: seriously people like you use this story to market themselves? whats the point of putting all this at the end? "Ali Khan Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM"
US CENTCOM | 5 years ago | Reply My deepest condolences to the victims friends and families. I hope they find the strength to get through this difficult time. Ali Khan Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM
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