KARACHI - A teenaged girl was killed while 10 others were wounded when a speeding oil tanker rammed into their house in Korangi within the limits of Awami Colony police station on Tuesday.

Driver of the oil tanker lost control of the vehicle when it was passing through Dar-ul-Uloom Road and rammed into the house located nearby.

Following the incident, extra contingents of police rushed to the spot and baton-charged the protesters who had gathered at the site by that time.

Police said that driver and cleaner of the tanker had managed to flee while residents of the area gathered at the site didn't allow the cops to remove the tanker from the scene unless driver of the tanker was held.

The moment the accident occurred, lot of hue and cry was heard. Local residents started rescue operation themselves, while ambulances from different welfare associations also reached the site and shifted the victims to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where sixteen-year-old Naureen, daughter of Nazeer, succumbed to her injuries.

The injured persons included Abdul Hakeem, his wife Fatima and their eight children, namely Kamran, Shumaila, Naila, Sohail, Noman, Farman and Adnan.

Abdul Hakeem’s house consisted of two portions; in one portion he was residing along with his family while in the second portion, Naureen used to live along with her family on rent, police said.

Naureen was the eldest among three siblings. Her marriage was scheduled in January. "We had planned her marriage in our hometown - Bahawalnagar," narrated the victim's unfortunate father Nazeer who is jobless because of his illness. Naureen's mother is the only breadwinner of the house who works at a garments factory.

The family said that they did not want to register a case. We only want compensation so that we can take her body to our hometown for burial, they demanded.

The situation turned violent when scores of residents gathered at the site and created hurdles in the removal of the oil tanker from the victims' house to the police station.

The protesters also alleged that the driver was drunk at the time of accident as liquor bottles and drugs had also been found from the truck.

Later, police registered the case and initiated further investigations.

The oil tanker driver, however, was not arrested till the filing of this story.