Sun, 25 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen people were killed and seven others injured when a passenger van caught fire in Pakistan's south Sindh province on Saturday night, police said.

The van carrying around 20 people was on its way to the port city of Karachi from Hyderabad district when it caught fire after turning turtle on the Karachi-Hyderabad motorway, Turab Hussain, a spokesman of the motorway police told media.

He said the accident happened when the tie rod of the poorly maintained vehicle broke down and it turned turtle on the road before catching fire.

The injured have been shifted to a hospital where most of them are in critical condition, he said.

The van was totally burnt in the accident, and the road traffic was disrupted for a short while until the rescue teams cleared the area.

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