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Fourteen killed, several injured in Islamabad motorway accident

RAWALPINDI: At least fourteen people, four children among them, were killed and seven others injured in a collision between a passenger van and trailer on the motorway near Chakri Interchange on Tuesday.

According to a motorway police spokesperson, the ill-fated van was traveling from Jhang to Rawalpindi when it met accident near the Chakri Interchange, leaving fourteen people dead and seven others critically injured.

He said the rescue workers and motorway police arrived immediately at the spot following the accident and shifted the dead and injured to a nearby hospital. Some of the injured are stated to be in precarious condition, he added.

As a result of the crash between two vehicles, the van caught fire which led to more casualties, he explained, adding that those with burn injuries have been rushed to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital, Islamabad for medical aid.

In another accident on Tuesday morning, at least six people, a woman and two children among them, died and five others sustained critical injuries in a road accident when a pickup collided with a truck in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Hadeed area.

Rescue sources said the accident took place near Link road in Gulshan-e-Hadeed. Three people died on the spot while others received life-threatening injuries and were shifted to a nearby hospital, they added.



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