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At Least 10 People From Same Family Killed In Pakistan Traffic Accident


FILE: The aftermath of a traffic accident in southren Pakistan.

Reports from Pakistan say at least 10 people were killed and 14 injured when a passenger van collided with a trailer in the southern province of Punjab.

Police said the accident was caused by the speeding driver of the van, who lost control and collided with the trailer late on September 9 near the town of Layyah.

Authorities say the 10 people who were killed were passengers in the van and were all members of the same family. Police said they were traveling to attend a marriage ceremony.

Local police said the dead included three women, two men, five girls, and a young boy.

The 14 injured people included eight children. They were taken to Nishtar Medical Hospital in Multan for treatment.

With reporting by AP and dpa

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