AT LEAST 14 KILLED, 5 INJURED IN A PASSENGER VAN ACCIDENT NEAR KARACHI

At least 14 people were killed and five others injured in a passenger van accident near the Super Highway on the outskirts of Karachi.



The speeding van was coming from Hyderabad to Karachi when its tie rod broke as a result of which the van overturned and then caught fire.

According to the Motorway Police, the accident took place near Nooriabad. There were around 20 people seated in the van, out of which 14 were reported dead.

Motorway Police said a one-year-old girl miraculously survived the crash, and the van driver is also safe.

According to Saad Edhi of the Edhi Foundation, rescue efforts have been completed. Thirteen bodies have been recovered and five people have been rescued who are in a critical condition.

The driver of the van, in a statement to Motorway Police, said that the bonnet of an oncoming vehicle came out and hit the windscreen of the van. “After the bonnet hit the windscreen, I could not control the car,” he said.