Pakistan… 20 dead when truck crashed into water-filled ditch

Pakistan… 20 dead when truck crashed into water-filled ditch
Pakistan… 20 dead when truck crashed into water-filled ditch

Pakistan… 20 dead when truck crashed into water-filled ditch

Pakistani police said today a pickup truck plunged into a water-filled hole in the ground in flood-hit southern Pakistan, killing 20 passengers – mostly women and children – and injuring 13 others overnight.

The accident happened on a flood-weakened highway in Sindh province on the Indus Highway. The road was leveled in several places to drain floodwaters, but it was not repaired after months.

Police officer Imran Qureshi said the truck was transporting passengers from Khairpur district to a famous Sufi shrine in Sehwan.

He added that 13 of the passengers were rescued and taken to a nearby hospital. Hospital officials said eight women and ten children, aged 10 to 15, were among the dead. Two of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

It is notable that the southern province of Sindh was hardest hit by the floods caused by the unprecedented monsoon rains, exacerbated by climate change.

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