KARACHI: Two persons were killed and their third companion had sustained serious injuries when their fast-moving pickup truck skidded off the road and fell into the rocky and marshy land between the seashore and Seaview Road at Do Darya early on Saturday morning, police and rescue officials said.

They added that three men in a double cabin vehicle, bearing registration number KY-6082, were travelling on the road along Do Darya in the middle of the night.

Witnesses said that the speedy vehicle went out of the driver’s control at a point and despite applying brakes it skidded off the road and plunged into the rocky and swampy land off the road along the beach.

“The vehicle flipped and rolled over several times before stopping,” said an official at the Clifton police station. “The bodies and the injured were taken out of the mangled vehicle after hectic efforts as the occupants were stuck in the wreckage.”

The police said the deceased were identified as 40-year-old Mir Fahad and 24-year-old Khadim Hussain while the 20-year-old injured was identified as Zeeshan.

“They are relatives and residents of Gulshan-i-Hadeed. The injured underwent surgery and was unconscious. Once he recovers and shares something with police about the accident, we can say what really happened,” said the official. “However, it seems over-speeding was the cause of the accident.”

Girl found dead in suspicious circumstances A 13-year-old girl was found dead at her Orangi Town home on Saturday.

The police initially saw the death of Anusha as suicide, but they later decided to launch an investigation before registering a case.

They are waiting for the final autopsy report of the girl. Two younger brothers found the body of their sister hanging from a ceiling fan in the home. Some questions remained unanswered during the investigations, the police added.

Published in Dawn, December 26th, 2021

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