A deadly collision between a car and a passenger coach took place near Moro area of Sindh, leaving eight members of a family dead on Saturday.
A collision reportedly took place in Mehrabpur, a city in the Naushahro Feroze district, on Friday, after which the driver fled from the spot. Another vehicle coming from the opposite direction then crashed into the vehicles and was completely destroyed due to the impact.
According to the police, the eight family members killed in the accident were riding in an oncoming car.
Meanwhile, over 10 passengers from the coach have been reportedly injured by the road traffic collision.
They have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical assistance but their injuries were not said to be serious.
According to police sources, the deceased family members were making their way to their ancestral village to celebrate Eid.
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Hospital sources further revealed that those who died in the traffic accident also included women. The deceased belonged to the Kashmore area of Sindh.
Last month, a tragic accident in the Salt Range portion of the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway that claimed 13 lives was a result of ‘criminal’ negligence, according to the complaint filed by the motorway police at the Kallar Kahar police station.
The complaint noted that passengers had notified the bus owner as well as the station manager that the vehicle had complications but their concerns were dismissed.
At least 32 people were on board the bus that lost control near Point 224 of the Lahore-Islamabad motorway and crashed through the safety barrier and also crushed an oncoming vehicle on the other track of the highway.
The Salt Range patch is a 10-kilometre track with a seven per cent downward slope. Here, speed limit for heavy transport vehicle is as low as 30 km at certain parts. The M2 (South) Point 231 to Point 222 is called as the ‘red zone of motorway’. It is full of sharp turns and slopes, with the majority of the accidents due to brake failure.
The initial assessment of the accident suggested that brake failure and inability to slow down the vehicle at one such sharp turn led to the fatal accident.