KHAIRPUR: The death toll after a deadly accident in Khairpur rose to 20 from 17 after three of the five injured succumbed to their wounds.
The deadly traffic accident took place Monday morning (today) when, according to police officials, a truck laden with coal en route from Ranipur to Sukkur attempted to overtake a passenger van on the Shah Hussain bypass.
The deceased and the injured were shifted to Civil Hospital, Khairpur.
The hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr Ghulam Soomro, had said two of the injured were in critical condition and efforts were being made to provide them with the best medical treatment. However, three of the injured passed away later.
Motorway officials said later the incident, which occurred around 7am, was caused by overspeeding of both vehicles as well as the dense early morning fog.
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