15 killed in road accident in SW Pakistan

Posted at 16:26 under a-noticias-ingles

Slamabad, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) At least 15 people including four soldiers were killed and 25 others injured when a coach collided with a military vehicle in Khuzdar in central Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon, reported local Urdu TV channel Samaa.

But there is no official confirmation about the figures.

Deputy Commissioner of Khuzdar Mansoor Khan earlier told local media that only five people were killed and 16 others were injured in the accident.

All the injured have been shifted to a military hospital in Khuzdar, said rescue workers.

Hospital sources said that some of the injured are in critical condition.

The accident took place on a national highway near Khuzdar when a coach hit an army vehicle on the way from Quetta to Karachi.

Khuzdar is located roughly in the middle between Quetta and Karachi.

At least two soldiers on the army vehicle were killed right on the spot, said local media, adding that there were an estimated 70 passengers on the coach.

Traffic police said that overspeed is the main culprit for the accident.