13 killed as van falls into Canal near Changa Manga



At least 13 people, including four women and a child, were killed when a van fell into a canal in Changa Manga on Saturday.

According to initial reports, the van was carrying around 20 passengers when the accident occurred, and 13 of them died on the spot as a result.

The van was on its way to Pattoki when on reaching the BS Link canal, its tyre burst, police said. As a result, the driver lost control and the van fell into the canal.

Residents of the area reached the accident site and informed Rescue 1122 immediately.

Rescue teams recovered victims with the help of boats and divers and shifted eight of them to the hospital.

The injured are stated to be in a stable condition.