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Pakistan truck crash leaves 17 dead

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Published: 18:24, 11 April 2024  
Pakistan truck crash leaves 17 dead

At least 17 pilgrims were killed and 41 others injured after their vehicle crashed while traveling to a shrine in southwestern Pakistan, officials said.

The accident took place in the Hub district of Balochistan province, police said on Thursday (April 11).

“The truck was overspeeding and it went out of the driver’s control while negotiating a turn” and fell into a ravine in a mountainous town as they approached the shrine, district deputy commissioner Munir Ahmed said.

They were on their way to the Shah Noorani Sufi shrine in the city of Khuzdar, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported when the accident happened during Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The driver jumped out of the vehicle to safety, according to Ahmed.

(With inputs from agencies)