Pakistan truck accident kills 13, injures 30

By Thomson Reuters Apr 10, 2024 | 2:49 PM

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – At least 13 religious pilgrims died and 30 were injured when the truck they were riding in overturned on Wednesday in southwestern Pakistan, police said.

Carrying the pilgrims to a shrine, the truck was speeding and fell into a deep roadside ditch in Hub City in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, police said.

Casualties were expected to rise, police said.

(Reporting by Saleem Shahid in Quetta; writing by Ariba Shahid; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)