South Asia
20 killed in Pakistan road mishap

20 Nov 2017


Islamabad, Nov 20: A passenger van rammed into a coal filled truck near Sindh's Khairpur district of Pakistan and left at least 20 people killed on Monday, media reports said.

The incident left seven people injured.

"According to local police officials, the van driver attempted to overtake the truck on Tehari Bypass but ended up slamming into the vehicle," Dawn News reported.

Following the collision, the two vehicles fell off the toad into a ditch.

Rescue officials told Dawn that the search and rescue operation was delayed because the coal in the truck was a hazard, adding that cutters were being used to cut away the vehicles' carcass to rescue the passengers.

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