Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh

Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh
Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh
Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh
Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh

Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh

Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh

Pakistan: At least five killed, 11 injured in accident in Sindh

Fatal Pickup-Truck Collision in Thatta, Pakistan Claims Five Lives

Key Highlights:

  1. Collision between a pickup truck and a trailer kills five and injures 11 in Jhirk, Thatta.
  2. Deceased were laborers heading to a factory in Kotri; all injured taken to Kotri Hospital.
  3. High fatalities in Pakistan attributed to lax security, poor infrastructure, and inadequate driver training.

At least five people were killed and 11 others injured after a pickup truck collided with a trailer in the Jhirk area of Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan, according to a report by Dawn, citing police sources. The incident occurred near Hameed Fruit Farm when a Suzuki pickup, carrying laborers to a factory in Kotri, collided with a 22-wheel trailer.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Imran Khan confirmed that the deceased were laborers from the Behrani community. The injured were promptly transported to Kotri Hospital for treatment. SSP Khan noted that the Suzuki pickup was completely crushed in the accident. The trailer has been impounded, and both the driver and conductor have been arrested.

Earlier this month, another tragic incident saw four family members killed and 10 others injured in a collision between a passenger coach and a car on the Indus Highway near the Khairpur Nathan Shah bypass. In April, six people died and 35 were injured when a coach crashed into an oil tanker on the Indus Highway at Manjhand, near Sehwan.

Traffic accidents in Pakistan often result in high fatalities due to lax security measures, poor transport infrastructure, and inadequate driver training. Despite the launch of a PKR 14 billion road project in December 2017 and PKR 7 billion from the Sindh government, a 130-kilometer section of the Indus Highway between Jamshoro and Sehwan remains incomplete, contributing to frequent accidents. Passenger buses and trucks are often overcrowded, and seatbelt usage is uncommon, exacerbating the risk of fatalities in accidents .

(Inputs from Dawn)

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