Sand-laden truck rolls over mud house in Quetta, killing 7

QUETTA: A sand-laden truck rolled over a mud house in Quetta’s Double Road area in the early hours of Tuesday, killing at least seven people including five children.

According to eye-witnesses, the dumper first hit the house and then fell on its roof. The roof of the house collapsed due to a load of the dumper, burying the family members under the rubble.

Police and Rescue teams reached the spot and recovered dead and injured from the rubble and shifted them to the hospital. At least three children and a woman were among the dead.

The driver of the dumper managed to escape from the scene after the accident.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Sardar Sanaullah Zehri has expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in the incident and asked the authorities to provide best possible treatment to the injured.