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14 members of an Afghan family killed in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

14 members of an Afghan family, including women and children, were killed in a road accident when the vehicle they were travelling in on with a truck on the Karachi-highway here.

Six family members were injured in the accident that took place on Tuesday after the of the truck coming from the opposite direction lost control of the vehicle near Mastung on the highway.

The final rites of the deceased were held on Wednesday.

An of the said the deceased belonged to an extended family that resided in and were Afghans who were going to Qila Abdullah in for the funeral of a relative when they met with the accident.

Nine people had died on the spot after the accident while five others passed away later in hospital, he said.

Earlier in July last year, 20 people including women had lost their lives after their vehicle fell down off the road near Mastung on the highway.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 20:05 IST