Seven dead in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad: At least seven people, including four children, have been confirmed dead after a road accident took place in Pakistan.

Two buses were racing each other on the narrow road, when one of them went out of control and struck a motorcycle rickshaw -- which had 11 people on board -- coming from the opposite direction, said an eye witness, Dawn reported.

The rickshaw driver and a man on board the rickshaw, died on the spot, while two children passed away when rescue teams were taking them to Hospital in Faisalabad.

According to latest reports, two children succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, while an injured woman also passed away at the hospital.

Following the road accident, an angry mob burnt down the bus; but the driver and the conductor were able to escape from the scene.

In Pakistan, around 9,000 road accidents are reported to the police every year since 2011, killing more than 4,500 people on average, according to figures from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

In January this year, a fatal accident between a passenger bus and an oil tanker near Karachi had left more than 60 dead.

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