Road accident kills 26 near Bahawalpur town: police
MULTAN: A passenger van crashed into a pick-up truck in Bahawalpur district Tuesday, killing 26 people including women and children, police said.
The accident occurred at a busy highway intersection near Bahawalpur town, south of the central city of Multan.
Sohail Tajik, District Police Officer of Bahawalpur, told media that the accident took place at noon when a Hiace passenger van had a head-on collision with a truck on a highway in Bahawalpur, a private television channel reported.
An official told AFP that those killed in the crash included 11 women and two children.
A senior doctor at Bahawal-Victoria Hospital, Muhammad Irshad Chaudhry, confirmed the casualties.
Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for fatal traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.