QUETTA: At least 13 people were killed and 7 others injured in a collision between a passenger van and heavy truck in Ali-Khial area of Qilla Saifullah district on Monday morning.
The local police rushed to the spot to rescue the injured passengers and were shifted to hospital. The police said that several injured – including women and children – are in critical condition and under treatment at district Hospital Qilla-Saifullah, where emergency has been declared.
A number of critically injured were shifted to Quetta Civil hospital. According to District police, the passenger van was heading towards Zhob when it met the tragic accident. Police added that the accident occurred due to over speeding; however, further investigation is underway. According to the hospital sources, majority of the accident victims are from Zhob district, and five of them are members of a family.
A number of roads accidents have occurred on Quetta to Zhob road as drivers seldom follow laws and traffic regulations. Many of such tragic accidents have occurred, in the past, due to the untrained drivers.