Five killed, two injured in Karachi road accident


At least five persons killed and two others seriously injured when a speedy dumper truck fell over a pick-up near Sohrab Goth (Sachal police station area) Sunday morning.
Sachal police said that a pickup loaded with fruits and vegetables was coming from new Subzi Mandi when the speedy damper overturned and fell on it on the Superhighway. As a result people were crushed to death.
Eyewitnesses said that accident took place due to lack of u-turn on the road near New Sabzi Mandi.
Rangers, police and rescue teams rushed to the spot and recovered dead bodies from the wreckage of pickup.
The bodies and injured were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities.
One of the deceased was identified 34-years-old Mohammad Rashid son of Abdul Rasheed, a resident of Orangi Town, police said. Identification of other deceased was in process.
Police said that driver of dumper managed to escape after the accident.