SUKKUR: Eleven persons, including women and children, were killed in a road accident in Pano Aqil taluka of this district on Sunday night.
According to sources, an open truck loaded with bricks and also carrying more than 12 people overturned near an area called Sanghi.
With the passengers falling on the metalled road and the bricks on top of them, 11 of them died on the spot, four of them women and seven children. The truck driver and his mechanic were injured.
Soon afterwards, ambulances from the nearby Edhi Centre reached the accident site and moved the bodies and the injured to a hospital in Pano Aqil.
The sources told Dawn that the passengers in the truck were on their way to Karachi from Sadiqabad to attend a wedding. Some of them said the accident took place when the truck driver attempted to overtake a tractor-trolley carrying sugar cane and lost control of the vehicle, which then fell into a ditch.
Those killed were Rizwan, Tahira, Noor, Fatima, Abdul Hannan, Irum, Rehman, Laiba, Rubina, Tuba and Farzana. Sajid, Yaqoob and Asif were seriously injured.
Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2020