10 killed as truck, van collide head-on





SIBI: At least 10 people were killed and more than dozen others injured in a dreadful collision between two vehicles on Friday. The police said that the accident happened in Bala Nari area of Sibi where an over-speeding truck collided head-on with a Jacobabad bound passenger van. As a result both vehicles were destroyed resulting in the death of six persons on the spot while several others were injured. The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Sibi but four people among the injured succumbed to their wounds and were pronounced dead on arrival, raising the death toll to 10. According to hospital sources the condition of various injured people was serious amidst fears that the death toll could rise. The deceased included wagon driver Abdul Samad Mengal, Ghulam Muhammad Jatoi, Ravi Kumar and others while Iman Buksh, Sohail Ahmed, Abdul Jalil, Muhammad Javed, Muhammad Ayaz and Raza Muhammad were among the injured. Over-speeding and reckless driving led to the accident, said the police. Both vehicles were taken into custody and registered a case to start an investigation. 

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