KARACHI, Pakistan – Thirteen people were killed after a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a street heading into Pakistan’s port city of Karachi instantly, authorities said Sunday.
The van dropped in a ditch after it had been hit by an item from a different automobile late Saturday night,” said Old Motorway Police Officer Aftab Pathan.
He said the van had been engulfed in flames following its gas tank discharged. Rescuers recovered 13 charred bodies, including three or more kids, although five people were pulled alive, such as a 1-year-old.
Officials said DNA tests will be required to determine the identity of their victims.
These events are common in Pakistan where drivers disregard security criteria and violate traffic rules while still interrupting street conditions also lead to injuries.