12 killed in PAK road crashes

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At least 12 people were killed, and several others injured in two separate road crashes in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, rescue teams said on Tuesday.

The first incident happened on the outskirts of the provincial capital of Peshawar where a passenger van hit into a truck, killing six people including three women, rescue organization Edhi said in a statement today.

The van was on its way to Parachinar when it met the accident due to overspeeding, the statement added.

The other incident happened in Kohistan district where a passenger van fell into a ravine, killing six people, local police told media.

Five people were also injured in the accident and have been shifted to a nearby hospital, according to Xinhua news.

The accident happened when the van driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn at the hilly terrain, the police added.

Road accidents frequently happen in Pakistan due to poorly maintained roads, violation of road safety rules, and reckless driving.

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