At least 11 people were killed, including nine women, and several others injured in a deadly road crash in Pakistan's southern district of Hyderabad on Monday, said a senior police official.
Dost Mohammad Mangrio, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Hyderabad, said the accident occurred on Tando Muhammad Khan Road in the city when a speedy truck collided with a passenger van, killing eight people on the spot. Three of the injured succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital.
The deceased women worked for a private sales company based in Hyderabad, a district in the country's southern Sindh province and they were going to a nearby village to sell the products when the incident happened, said Mangrio, adding that the cause of the accident could not be ascertained yet.
The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital of Hyderabad while the injured which also included some women were being treated for their injuries, Geo News said.
Moreover, the ruling party in Sindh province, Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed grief over the incident and directed the Sindh government to compensate the victims of the families and treat the injured.
Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah also expressed grief over the incident and sought report regarding the fatal incident from the commissioner of Hyderabad and deputy commissioner of Tando Muhammad Khan.