At least 15 persons were killed and seven others injured in separate road accidents in different cities of Punjab on Sunday.

According to rescue sources, an over speeding and overloaded pickup with about 22 persons on board got out of control and strayed into Chashma Right canal after hitting the bypass at Taunsa in Dera Ghazi Khan.

As a result of accident 11 persons drowned in the canal and four sustained wounds. The rescue personnel after hectic efforts fished out the bodies from the canal.

Bodies and four persons injured in the accident were shifted to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Taunsa for medico-legal formalities.

In yet another accident a car and goods laden truck collided head-on in Nachhiwala area of district Jhang.

As a result of collision four people including two car rider women died on the spot while three others sustained injuries. The injured people were rushed to nearby hospital for treatment.