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Sunday July 14, 2024

Four killed, 14 wounded as truck overturns in Khairpur

Hospital administration has declared emergency in medical facility and called off-duty doctors and paramedical staff as well

By Our Correspondent
June 17, 2024
The truck that overturned in Khairpur on June 16, 2024. — Reporter
The truck that overturned in Khairpur on June 16, 2024. — Reporter

KAHIRPUR: At least four people, including a driver, were killed and 14 others injured when a truck overturned on the highway near Khairpur on Sunday.

According to the police, the truck turned turtle because of over speeding and overtaking. Rescue officials shifted the bodies and injured to Civil Hospital, Khairpur. Condition of three of the wounded is said to be critical.

The hospital administration has declared emergency in the medical facility and called the off-duty doctors and paramedical staff as well.

The deceased have been identified as Amjad Maitlo, Zeeshan Soomer, Abdul Ghaffar Maitlo, and bus driver Muhammad Sohail.

Police said that the truck was travelling from Karachi to Sukkur.

The victims of the accident hailed from a village near Rohri.

The victims, involved in trade of cattle, were returning to their homes after selling animals in Karachi, ahead of Eidul Azha.