SW Pakistan road accident claims 14 lives, 19 injured

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At least 14 people were killed and 19 others injured in three separate road accidents in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province over the last 24 hours, local Urdu media reported Saturday.

Geo News said that five people were killed and seven others injured when a car hit into a passenger bus in Mastung district of the province.

Police said that the car carrying five people hit into the over-speeded bus coming from opposite direction at a blind turn.

All the five people inside the car were killed in the crash.

In a separate accident, four people were killed and two others injured when a car hit into a truck in Qila Abdullah district of the province.

Police said that the car, carrying six people was on its way to provincial capital of Quetta when it met the accident on the way.

The third accident happened in Kalat district of the province where five people were killed and 10 others injured in a collision between a passenger van and a truck.

All the injured people were shifted to nearby hospitals.

Road accidents frequently happen in Pakistan due to poorly maintained roads, violation of road safety rules and reckless driving.

According to data compiled by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, over 9,000 road accidents are reported to the police every year, killing on average around 5,000 people annually in the country.

Traffic police officials say that 90 percent accidents in Pakistan are caused merely by human error. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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