At least 14 dead in van collision near Jhelum

Published January 8, 2017
The site of the crash. ─DawnNews
The site of the crash. ─DawnNews

At least 14 people were killed in a car crash on GT Road near Jhelum on Sunday.

Eight men, four women and two children are among the dead, the District Police Office spokesperson told DawnNews.

Nine other were injured, some of them severely, Police Official Naveed Ahmed said.

The van, which was on its way from Jhelum to Rawalpindi, collided with a car on its way to Islamabad.

One of the tyres of the car burst, making it somersault across the road.

The van, which was travelling at a high speed, collided with the car.

Three of the four passengers of the car died in the crash.

Rescue teams are present at the crash site and rescue operations are underway.

Crash victims' relatives have been alerted of the accident. Bodies of those killed in the crash will be handed over once a post mortem examination has been concluded, DawnNews added.

The incident is being investigated, police said.

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