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At least seven people were killed in a road accident near Pak-Iran border In Chagai on Sunday evening, Levies officials said.

Two others were reportedly injured when a pick-up and a truck collided near Mashkail area in Chagai district, the officials said.

According to the Levies personnel, the road accident occurred due to over speeding. The driver of the truck lost control and it collided with the pick up coming from the opposite side.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

The Levies officials stated that the pick up was severely damaged due to the accident.

Traffic accidents have claimed a large number of human lives in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

Earlier this week, at least five people, among them four members of an Afghan family, were killed and four others injured in two road accidents.

Levies officials said that an Afghan refugee family was on its way to the Girdi-Jungle refugee camp from Quetta when their car met with the accident near the Dalbandin area of Chagai district.

“The car overturned at a turn and its driver lost control over it, resulting in the death of all the four persons on the spot,” a Levies official said, adding that the deceased were two women, a man and a minor boy.

Levies officials said that the family belonged to Afghanistan and was residing in the Girdi-Jungle Afghan refugee camp.