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At least 11 killed, over dozen injured in two traffic accidents in Pakistan

English.news.cn   2012-10-16 13:22:45            

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least 11 people were killed and over a dozen others injured in two separate traffic accidents that occurred in Pakistan on Tuesday morning, according to local media reports.

Local Urdu TV channel Ary quoted hospital sources as saying that nine people were killed and over a dozen others injured as a bus heading towards Karachi from Punjab province overturned at about 7:00 a.m. local time on the way near Nawabshah, a city in central Sindh province.

The bus overturned because of tire rod break, said traffic police.

A couple of hours later, a passenger van's CNG cylinder blasted, leaving at least two people on board killed and several others wounded. The accident took place in Narowal, a city in northeast Punjab province.

Exact reason of the blast is still under investigation, but poor manufacturing quality of CNG cylinders is often the cause leading to such blasts. In Pakistan, many vehicles are driven by CNG due to its relatively cheaper rate.

 

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