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14 dead, 30 injured in bus-van collision in Baluchistan

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

At least 14 people were killed and 30 others injured when an over-speeding passenger van collided head-on with a bus in the Mustang area of Baluchistan province today, police and hospital authorities said.

Police and rescue officials said that the death toll could rise as the condition of at least six injured was said to be serious.

The driver of the passenger van lost control due to over-speeding and collided with the bus coming from opposite direction, a local police officer, Samad Khan said.

A doctor at the Civil Hospital in confirmed that 14 people have died while 30 others were injured.

According to figures from the Bureau of Statistics, around 4500 people die every year due to poor enforcement of safety laws by traffic police.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 14:57 IST