Seven people were burnt to death as a van carrying petrol and a truck collided near Machh in Bolan district of Balochistan on Tuesday.

According to Police officials, the van carrying petrol collided with a truck near the Quetta-Sibi National Highway. Five people burnt to death on the spot as the van caught fire.

Two others were injured and were shifted to a hospital where they succumbed to their wounds.

Further, three cars which were parked nearby also caught fire in the incident.

“The petrol in the van was being taken from Quetta to Sibi,” police officials added.

Police have launched an investigation into the accident.