5 killed, over 30 injured in Matiari

MATIARI: At least five persons including a woman were killed and more than 30 others sustained injuries, some critically, when two passenger coasters collided head-on on the National Highway near Matiari on Monday. According to the police sources incident took place near Dinarshah when two passenger coaches coming from opposition directions collided, killing five passengers including a woman and leaving 30 injured, 9 critically. Dead bodies and injured passengers were transported to Civil Hospital Matiari. Some of the critically injured were referred to a hospital in Hyderabad. The death toll fear to mount further as nine persons among the injured are in critical condition, said a doctor in the hospital. Traffic National Highway came to an halt after the accident for several. Police have registered FIRs of the accident against drivers of both the coasters and started investigation  into the mishap.

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