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15 December 2017 Last updated 8 minutes ago

Khairpur death toll rises to 19 after three injured succumb to wounds

Khairpur death toll rises to 19 after three injured succumb to wounds File photo Khairpur death toll rises to 19 after three injured succumb to wounds

A deadly traffic accident left at least 19 people dead and several injured in Khairpur, Sindh on Monday morning.

Police officials said a truck laden with coal was en route from Ranipur to Sukkur when it attempted to overtake a passenger van on the Shah Hussain bypass.

ASP Rai Mazhar Iqbal told Geo News that the heavily loaded truck lost control while overtaking and fell on the van, which was on its way to Punjab from Karachi.

The deceased and the injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital, Khairpur.

The hospital's medical superintendent, Dr Ghulam Soomro, said two of the injured are in critical condition but efforts are being made to provide them with the best medical treatment.