16 killed in Pakistan truck crash

April 07, 2014 - 8:03:25 am

ISLAMABAD: At least 16 people were killed and 49 injured when an overloaded truck crashed into a ravine in Pakistan’s central province of Punjab on Saturday, officials said.

The accident happened near the town of Kalar Kahar, which lies 155 kilometres south of the capital Islamabad.

“The incident took place at Mattan village when a pickup truck carrying 65 passengers fell in a ravine due to being overloaded,” said Imran Akhtar, an official at the rescue control room. “Sixteen people have died and 49 were injured including women and children,” he told AFP.

The injured were taken to a nearby government rural health centre. AFP

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