Islamabad, Nov 20 (PTI) At least 25 people were killed today in two separate road accidents in Pakistan, days after 27 people died when a speeding bus fell into a ravine in Punjab province.Also Read - Attempt to Camouflage Illegal Occupation: India Lodges Strong Protest With Pakistan Over 'Cosmetic' PoK Elections
The first accident took place near Theri bypass in Khairpur area of Sindh province where a coal-laden truck fell over a passenger van in Sindh province, killing at least 20 people and injuring four others. Also Read - Viral Video: This Bride Wore a 100 Kg Red Lehenga On Her Wedding Day, Left Guests Stunned | Watch
Police said that early morning thick fog and careless driving were the main reasons for the deadly accident, which also injured four others. Also Read - Taliban Are Normal Civilians, Not Military Outfits: Pakistan PM Imran Khan
According to officials, the van was en route to Sukkur from Khairpur when the incident took place near Theri bypass.
All the passengers in the van were labourers, Express Tribune reported.
Police and rescue officials said the death toll could rise as the some injured were in serious condition.
The heavily loaded truck with coal lost control while overtaking and fell on the van, which was on its way to Sukkur from Ranipur in Sindh, police said.
In the second incident, at least five persons including three children of a family were killed when a car they were travelling in fell into a ravine in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.
The incident took place near Malkot village of Abbottabad district.
The car, carrying six persons of the family, was headed for Malkot area from Rawalpindi when it met with the accident, police said.
The vehicle fell into the ravine due to over-speeding, killing five persons on the spot and injuring a child, rescue officials said.
Road accidents are common in Pakistan. Most of them are caused by careless driving, bad roads and faulty vehicles.
At least 59 people were killed while 18 others were injured when a passenger bus collided head-on with a truck on the same Theri bypass in 2014.
On November 9, a speeding bus carrying over 100 passengers fell into a ravine killing at least 27 people and injuring 69 others in Punjab province.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.