Thirteen killed, 9 injured in road mishap near Khairpur

Road accidents

KHAIRPUR: At least 13 people were killed and eight others sustained injuries when a passenger coach collided with a van on the old national highway in Sindh’s Khairpur district on Wednesday.

According to sources, the accident took place near Shah Abdul Latif University in Hussainabad, about 10 km from Khairpur city.

Sources further said the accident occurred due to a broken tie rod in the passenger wagon heading towards Sukkur.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the tyre of the wagon detaching itself from the vehicle and going of control before hitting the passenger coach heading towards Sanghar from Sukkur.

The wagon was severely damaged in the crash, which turned into a pile of rubble. Passengers were left trapped in both vehicles after the accident. 

Residents of the area rushed to help the injured and took them to Khairpur for treatment in private vehicles as well as government and Edhi ambulances.