Six killed in road accident near Kallar Kahar Salt Range

Police say gas bowser breached the road divider and collided with a vehicle coming from opposite direction

Mohammad Ali Awan
Representational image shows vehicles on M2 Motorway near Kallar Kahar Salt Range . — Facebook/National Highways & Motorway Police-NHMP
  • Police say victims died on spot in aftermath of accident.
  • "Gas bowser breached road divider, collided with vehicle."
  • Bodies of victims transported to Kallar Kahar Trauma Centre.

At least six people were killed after two vehicles fell into a ditch due a collision near Kallar Kahar Salt Range on Monday, Geo News reported citing Motorway Police. 

The spokesperson of the highway patrol said that the victims died on the spot in the aftermath of the unfortunate accident, adding that preliminary information suggest that the incident took place because of the brakes failure.

The police also added that the gas bowser had breached the road divider and collided with a vehicle coming from an opposite direction, forcing both of them to fall into the ditch.

After the collision, the fire erupted and engulfed both vehicles. The bowser was on its way to Faisalabad from Rawalpindi at Motorway M2.

The bodies of the deceased have been transported to Kallar Kahar Trauma Centre.  

The authorities said that Motorway Police and rescue teams rushed to the spot immediately after receiving the reports of accident. 

According to sources affiliated with police, four of the deceased were members of the same family and were on board the vehicle that collided with the gas bowser, while the other two were drivers of the two vehicles. 

They said that among the deceased, one was a minor. The bodies were burnt because of the fire, sources added. 

Road accidents in Pakistan are not something new as countless number of casualties are reported every now and then. 

Last year in June, at least 12 people — including women and children — were killed and 24 others were injured when a passenger bus turned turtle on the Islamabad-Lahore motorway near Kallar Kahar.

As per the reports, the accident occurred due to brakes failure.