At least five students were injured when a school van turned turtle while attempting to save a passersby here in Karachi on Wednesday.

According to police, the speedy school van overturned when driver applied brakes to save passersby who suddenly came in front of the van at Sharah-e-Pakistan near Naseerabad bus stop.

Five children in the van were injured as a result of the accident.The locals and passersby rescued the injured children and shifted them to private hospitals nearby for medical aid.

Traffic on Sharah-e-Pakistan remained suspended for more than half an hour due to the accident.