13 killed in Pakistan road accidents

Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and several others injured in three separate road accidents in Pakistan on Thursday, local media reported.

The Samaa News reported that five people were killed when their vehicle plunged into a cannal in Ghotki district of the south Sindh province.

The deceased were members of the same family who were coming back to their home after spending Eid holidays with relatives.

In a separate incident, five people were killed when a car hit into a trailer in Jahanian area of the east Punjab province.

Police said that the crash happened due to the negligence of the trailer driver.

In another incident, three people were killed and several others injured when a train hit a passenger van at a railway crossing in Rawalpindi district of Punjab.

Police said that that the crossing was not closed for the road traffic when the accident happened.

The accident resulted in the suspension of road and railway traffic until the rescue teams came and cleared the track.

–IANS

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