6 killed, 10 injured in road accidents in Pakistan

Logo 2021-11-16 01:11    Hamro Biratnagar

ISLAMABAD : At least six people were killed while 10 others injured in separate road accidents in Pakistan during the last 24 hours, local media reported on Tuesday.

At least two students were killed and 10 others injured when a school van on Tuesday morning collided with a train while passing through an unmanned railway crossing in Sheikhupura city of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province.

Rescue workers and the local people retrieved the victims and rushed them to a nearby hospital. The accident reportedly occurred due to the negligence of the van driver who allegedly ran away from the site. According to the reports, four people were killed Monday night in a road accident in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

The accident took place when a car overturned after hitting a road divider and eventually collided with four other vehicles, causing serious injuries to four people.

The rescue team reached the spot and shifted the injured to a hospital where they succumbed to their injuries during the treatment.

Road accidents frequently happen in Pakistan, mainly due to poorly maintained vehicles, dilapidated roads as well as negligence of road safety measures.