Road accidents claim 20 lives across country

ISLAMABAD: Bad roads, reckless driving, weather conditions and disregard for traffic laws frequently cause accidents. Besides, traffic violations like signal crossing, driving without a licence, wrong parking, usage of mobile phones while driving, wrong overtaking, disregard of zebra crossings, riding motorbikes without lights and helmets, overspeeding, change of lane without using indicators.
The country is witnessing an increase in the amounting road fatalities.
At least eight persons, including three women, drowned when a passenger coach fell into the Skardu river near Khaplo in Ghanche district on Wednesday morning.
According to PTV, the driver lost control of the Skardu-bound coach while negotiating a sharp turn, which veered off the road and plunged into the river. The accident occurred near Yogo village. The rescuers claimed that they had retrieved at least four bodies, while search continued for others.
Six people were killed and twelve others sustained serious injuries when a passengers van totalled into a tree, some 23 km away at late night on Monday.
According to police, the van was going to Alipur from Multan when it went out of control due to overspeeding and crashed into a tree near Adda Suleman Wala Khangarh.
As a result, three commuters identified as Abid Hussain, Salahuddin and Nauman died on the spot, while 15 others sustained serious injuries. The injured were shifted to a hospital where three of them were identified as Ayaz, Mughees and Muhammad Abid succumbed to their injuries. Khangarh police have registered a case and started investigation.
At least six people, including two children, two women, and two men were killed while 15 were hurt in a road accident near Gambat on Thursday. According to Gambat police a Larkana bound wagon coming from Moro collided with a car coming from opposite side resulting in the death of six family members on the spot near Pir 
Essa Narejo police post on Larkana - Khairpur Road.
The dead included Abdul Rehman Meerani (17), Salahuddin Malah (23), Gurriya (4), Heer (7) and Talha (15) The injured included Ms Uzman, Ms Naila, Saeed Solangi, Daman Ali Solangi, Zahid Hussain, Sameeullah, Suhail, Eshaq, Wajid Ali, Abdul Jabbar, Waqar Ali, Ghulam Mustaffa, Najeeb and two unidentified persons. The injured and the bodies were shifted to Gambat hospital. “After the legal formalities the bodies were sent to Pir Jo Goth,” police said.
Meanwhile, five persons were killed as picnickers’ boat capsizes in Kabul River, Nowshera. Youth picnickers’ boat capsized drowning five of them, while twenty were rescued on the second day of Eid (Wednesday). According to media reports, the locals of Nowshera started the rescue operation as the boat capsized. Another rescue team joined in the middle of the rescue operation, which helped to rescue twenty picnickers, while two of rescued persons are in critical condition. The dead bodies of drowned men could not be recovered so far.

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