QUETTA - At least eleven people including two women and two children died and 18 others sustained injuries in a collision between a passenger van and a truck on National Highway near Ghanja Dhori area of Mastung district on Tuesday.

According to Levies sources, a Quetta-bound passenger van carrying commuters from Karachi was on the way when it hit a truck which was coming from opposite direction due to overspeeding.

As a result, eleven people including women and children died on the spot while 18 others received wounds. The bodies and injured were shifted to nearby Nawab Shaheed Ghaus Bakhsh Hospital.

The deceased were identified as Muhammad Rasool, Khan Agha, Syed Khan, Abdul Rehman, Shabir Agha, Syed Khan s/o Kala Khan, Haji Muhammad Khan, Bibi Zarkan, Bibi Gulla, a child Shamsullah and girl Farzana.

Most of the victims were reported to be members of the same family.

The deceased’s bodies were sent to native town after completion of medico-legal formalities.