In Pakistan, at least 5 persons, including four seminary students, died on the spot and 15 others were injured when their speeding van collided with a truck in northwestern district today. Police said the incident occurred in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The ill-fated passenger van was on its way to Bajaur Agency from Rawalpindi when it crashed into the standstill truck. The said the driver failed to control the speeding van due to rainfall. The injured have been shifted to Mardan Medical Complex.
Road accidents are common in Pakistan. Most of them are caused by careless driving, bad roads and faulty vehicles.