Four children killed in Toba Tek Singh accident


A head-on collision between a passenger van and a motorcycle-rickshaw claimed the lives of four children and wounded six others near Pir Mahal area of Toba Tek Singh on Friday.

According to details, the motorcycle-rickshaw was transporting school children near the Sandhilianwali area in Toba Tek Singh when it collided with the van coming from the opposite direction. The collision caused the rickshaw to overturn, killing four school students on the spot. Six others, including the driver of the rickshaw, were injured in the mishap.

All students were aged between 8-12 years.

Relatives of the deceased children staged a protest on Multan-Faisalabad road blocking the flow of traffic.

Another accident near Taunsa Sharif on the Indus Highway wounded 18 people after the driver of a bus lost control of the vehicle.

He was attempting to negotiate a turn at high speed, which resulted in the overturning of the bus. The bus was traveling from Rawalpindi to Dera Ghazi Khan.

Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for fatal traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.