KOHAT  - At least seven people including two women died and 10 others got injured when their van and a loaded truck collided here at Gumbat area on Friday.

According to details, a passengers van (LES-2680) was on its way to Rawalpindi from Kohat when it collided with a truck (DIK-2125) on the Kohat-Rawalpindi Road here at Gumbat area of Kohat district. Seven persons died and 10 others sustained injuries. The injured were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Kohat and Peshawar.

Two of the dead were identified as Zaman, driver, and Jehangir Khan. The cause of the accident was unknown till filing of this report. Rescue teams rushed to site following the incident and shifted the injured. Some of the injured are reportedly to be in critical condition. The truck driver has been arrested by police and is being interrogated.