Published On: Tue, Apr 30th, 2019
Published in Category: Accidents / Islamabad

Tragic road accident claims 10 lives

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Islamabad: At least 10 people were killed while 8 others injured in a when a passenger van caught fire after hitting the walls of toll plaza in Islamabad on Monday.

The van was coming from Sargodha to Islamabad carrying 17 passengers.  According to details, a passenger van hit toll plaza due to over speed. The van immediately caught fire and passengers were removed after cutting the van.

Motorway police said 17 passengers were in the van which was coming from Sargodha. Ten people died at the moment where 8 other injured were rushed to PIMS hospital. Three people succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

Motorway police further said it seems the driver of the van with registration number LES-7070 slept during the drive. PIMS hospital administration said the condition of five other injured was also critical and the process of identification of deceased is underway.