At least 14 killed, several injured in road accident in Mastung

MASTUNG: At least 14 people killed, several injured in road accident in Mastung.

The injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital, Quetta for treatment, and the bodies are also being shifted to the hospital.

Five of the injured are in critical condition and are being treated in the hospital’s trauma centre.

According to local administration, the passenger bus was enroute to Sibbi from Quetta when it collided with the van. The van’s passengers were mostly young men on their way to a picnic, the administration said.

The van’s driver died on the spot while there is no information about the whereabouts of the bus’ driver yet.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed his condolences with the families of the deceased and mourned the loss of lives in the accident.

Chief Minister Balochistan Sanuallah Zehri also expressed condolences with the affected families and directed authorities concerned to provide best medical facilities to the injured.

In April, at least eight people were killed while 20 others were injured when a coach overturned near Mastung.

The coach was en route to Quetta from Karachi when it plunged into a ravine, said the rescue sources. They added the accident took place when the driver lost control of the steering at Lak Pass near Mastung.