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Four people killed, 12 injured in Badin road accident

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BADIN: At least four people, two women, and a child among them were killed in a road accident in the outskirts of Badin on Monday morning. 

Twelve others were also wounded when an over-speeding van overturned after hitting a roadside tree, sources said.

Rescue sources said Sapna, 30, Jinnah, 60, Zohaib, 9, Suleman, 65 received fatal injuries and died on the spot when the out of the control van hit a tree and turned turtle. Whereas, 12 others were injured as a result of the accident and were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical aid.

Rescue officials said three among the injured were in precarious condition and have been rushed to Hyderabad for treatment. The deceased and injured belonged to the same family.

They said the accident occurred due to the driver of the vehicle losing control of the van near Baaghi Faqeer bus stop.

Pakistan has one of the most dangerous road infrastructures in the region despite the government claims of efforts to improve the roads and communication infrastructure in the country. Thousands of people die and sustain major injuries every year in Pakistan due to dilapidated roads, creaking infrastructure and reckless driving in the country.

Lack of proper enforcement of road rules, dangerous driver violations, lesser awareness of driving laws and safety measures also add to the soaring number of dangerous traffic mishaps.

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