ATTOCK - Five persons died and 13 others injured in a road accident near Fateh Jang here on Tuesday.

As per details, a passenger van with 18 passengers on board, was on the way from Fateh Jang to Pindigheb. When it reached Gali Jageer (15-km away from Fateh Jang), it collided head-on with an oil-tanker, reportedly, due to speeding.

As a result Ashraf, Muhammad Nawaz, Amna Bibi, Ghulam Ahmad and Kalsoom died on the spot while Asad, Saima, Aqeel, Mudassar, Mazhar, Muhammad Rizwan, Maloom Khan and six others received multiple injuries. The dead bodies and injured were shifted to THQ Hospital Fateh Jang. According to hospital sources, seven injured were shifted to Rawalpindi due to their precarious condition. Meanwhile Jannat Gul, a resident of Mardan died when hit by a speeding hiace van near Haji Shah Chowk.