|20 dead as passenger van rams into coal truck|
Monday, 20 November 2017
20 dead as passenger van rams into coal truck
At least 20 people lost their lives while 60 others were injured on Monday morning as a passenger van rammed into a coal filled truck near Sindh's Khairpur district.
According to local police officials, the van driver attempted to overtake the truck on Tehari Bypass but ended up slamming into the vehicle.
The two vehicles fell off the road and into a ditch as a result of the collision.
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.
The deceased and injured where shifted to Khairpur Civil Hospital, from where 12 of the bodies were handed to their families.