KARACHI: At least eight people, including four women, were killed in a road accident between a passenger van and a truck in Nooriabad, rescue official informed Geo News.
According to the Nooriabad SHO, the van was en route to Hyderabad from Karachi when it crashed into the trailer.
The bodies and injured were immediately shifted to Civil Hospital for autopsy and treatment, respectively.
A week ago, as many as 20 people were killed in a deadly accident in Khairpur.
The traffic accident took place when, according to police officials, a truck laden with coal en route from Ranipur to Sukkur attempted to overtake a passenger van on the Shah Hussain bypass.
ASP Rai Mazhar Iqbal told Geo News that the heavily loaded truck lost control while overtaking and fell on the van, which was on its way to Punjab from Karachi.
The deceased and the injured were shifted to Civil Hospital, Khairpur after being recovered from the crushed van. The van had to be cut open after the truck on top of it was removed with the help of cranes.
Motorway officials said later the incident, which occurred around 7am, was caused by overspeeding of both vehicles as well as the dense early morning fog.