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18 hurt as burning van slams into Shanghai pedestrians

SHANGHAI: A van packed with pressurised gas tanks and bottles full of petrol caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians in front of a Starbucks in Shanghai on Friday, leaving at least 18 people injured, authorities and witnesses said. The incident occurred at People's Park in the heart of the Chinese financial hub during morning rush hour, when crowds of people were on their way to work. A Shanghai police statement said the incident has been ruled a "traffic accident" saying it occurred when flammable materials inside…

Five of a family die as van falls into ravine in Azad Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: At least five people, two women among them, were killed and ten others wounded when a passenger van plunged into a ravine near Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir on Sunday. Rescue sources said the van fell into the ravine due to over-speeding, leaving five people dead and ten others with injuries. Security and rescue teams immediately arrived at the site of the accident and shifted the dead and injured to a nearby hospital, a rescue official said. He said all the deceased belonged to the same family,…

Seven crushed as LPG tanker collides with van near Uch Sharif

BAHAWALPUR: At least seven people were crushed on Monday when a Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker overturned on a van carrying a wedding procession near Uch Sharif, ARY News reported.  Four women and a child were among seven people who were trampled in the horrific accident at the Hizfa bridge near Uch Sharif. The procession was heading from Alipur to Jangpur when the incident occurred as the tanker collided and trampled the passenger van. The injured were immediately shifted to Alipur hospital for treatment. The…

Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona

BARCELONA: Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others. Islamic State said the perpetrators had been responding to its call for action by carrying out Thursday's rampage along Barcelona's most famous avenue, which was thronged with tourists enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the summer season. Bodies, many motionless, were left strewn across…

Nine burnt to death in passenger van fire near Islamabad

ATTOCK: At least nine people were burnt to death and four others wounded when a passenger van caught fire after colliding with a truck in Hasan Abdal city of the Punjab province on Sunday morning, ARY News reported. Police and rescue sources said the accident occurred near Abbottabad Chowk which resulted in the death of at least nine people while four others sustained burn injuries. They said the collision between the two vehicle damaged roadside gas pipeline, igniting fire which engulfed the vehicles in seconds.…

‘Suicide bomber’ targets judges van in Peshawar, driver killed

PESHAWAR: A suicide blast targeting a van in Peshawar killed at least one person and left four injured, confirmed SSP Operations Peshawar Sajid Khan. He said judiciary staff members including a judge were aboard the bus that was targeted. He said 'suicide attacker' riding a motorbike hit the bus, triggering loud explosion. According to sources, four judicial magistrates sustained injuries in the attack and they were rushed to a nearby hospital. The injured judges were identified as Rabia Abbasi, Aamna Haider,…

At least seven killed, six injured in Haripur road accident

HARIPUR: In a tragic incident, at least seven people lost their lives in an early morning road accident when a passenger bus collided with a van, ARY News reported on Friday. According to details, the road accident occurred in Haripur near Baldher when a speedy passenger bus collided with a van coming from the opposite direction. At least seven persons were killed while six others were injured as a result of the deadly collision. The dead also included women and children while five of the dead belonged to the…

Gujranwala: Two students killed in van-truck collision

GUJRANWALA: Two students were killed when a passenger van crashed into a truck here on Friday, ARY News reported. The van crashed into the truck near Tatlay Aali area of Gujranwala, killing two students on the spot and injuring 12 of its passengers. Rescue 1122 teams reached the scene and shifted the injured to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Nowshehra for treatment. Police has launched the investigation of the van-truck collision. "The incident took place due to over-speeding," police said. Pakistan has one of the…