Ten killed in Punjab road accidents


DG KHAN/RY KHAN/SHEIKHUPURA, Nov 16 (INP): At least ten persons were killed and more than two dozen others injured in three road accidents in DG Khan, Rahim Yar Khan and Sheikhupura on Sunday.

Reports said that five persons were killed in Dera Ghazi Khan area of Rakhi Gaj when a van fell into a deep ditch while taking a sharp turn. Five persons died on the spot while 13 injured were shifted to hospital.

According to rescue sources,  three persons were killed and more than a dozen others injured in collision between a passenger bus and trailer in Rahimyar Khan.  Police said that a Sadiqabad bound passenger bus coming from Alipur collided head-on with a trailer in Rahim Yar Khan.

The injured were shifted to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital, Sadiqabad for treatment where condition of some injured passengers was said to be serious and it was feared that death toll could rise further.

Two persons were killed and several others injured when a van overturned here on night falling between Saturday and Sunday. Rescue sources said that an over speeding private van turned turtle due to over speeding near Mandiali area of Sheikhupura.  The dead and injured  were shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, Sheikhupura for treatment.


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