At least nine people were killed in a tragic accident in the wee hours of Wednesday in Thatta. The ill-fated van was en route to Kenjhar Lake for a picnic.
The accident took place in the Chalia area of Thatta where a truck and a van collided head-on. Eight people were dead on the spot while another succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Police said that all of the passengers, who lost their lives, belonged to the Qazafi Town area of Karachi.
The deceased include Abdul Wahab, Abdullah, Tasbihullah, Noorul Wahab, and Adnan. Their bodies were earlier transported to the Civil Hospital Makli.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed grief over the loss of lives in a traffic accident and directed the district administration and police to shift the injured to the hospital immediately.
The Chief Minister also directed the administration to extend full support to the affected families and impose emergency in Thatta Hospital.
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori expressed his grief over the Thatta tragedy and called upon Commissioner Hyderabad to provide a detailed report on the incident. He has also instructed the authorities to ensure that all necessary medical facilities are made available to the injured victims of the accident.