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Rescue workers shifting a body to a hospital. — Photo by AFP/File

PESHAWAR: Five children were killed and 12 others injured when the van they were travelling in met with an accident in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's Haripur district on Monday, DawnNews reported.

The van, carrying students of a seminary, was on its way to Islamabad when and its tie-rod broke and it overturned.

The accident occurred as the van reached the district's Sarai Saleh area around 8 a.m.

Five children died on the spot whereas 12 were wounded.

The injured were shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for deadly traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving. — DawnNews

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Farooq Burewala
October 29, 2012 6:16 am
Pakistan has one of worst record in the world on traffic accidents? Name any unsavory happening in which the Islamic Republic Of Pakistan does not have the worst record.Be it abuse of women, children, corruption, extortion, murder, target killings, hatred, bigotry, killing and burying girls alive, bad governance, ethnic violence, religious sectarian killings and violence, law and order, defiance of courts and court orders, political duplicty, rape, prostituion of peronal values and conscience for personal gains by bureaucrats, generals, police officers, bankers, the list goeson and on and on.
Awais Yousafzai
October 29, 2012 11:11 am
I think being a muslim and pakistani nationals we should start from our homes to manage the society in a best way. Awais khan Yousafzai
Adil Jadoon
October 29, 2012 8:05 pm
I think you are getting very carried away here. These crimes are common all over the world. Get over your prejudice. What have you done for others?
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