KARAK - Five persons were killed and 17 others seriously injured in a tragic road accident on Indus Highway in the limits of Karak Police Station.

Police sources informed on Tuesday that a Karachi-bound bus (IDS 7303) was overtaking a vehicle when it went out of the driver's control and run over a Phonex vehicle, carrying bank cash near Jamia Chowk Karak. As a result five persons identified as driver Zafrullah, resident of Sabirabad, Mir Sahib Khan, resident of Ghundi Mir Khankhel, Rast Baz Khan, resident of Inzar Banda, an eight-year-old boy Danyal son of Tahir, resident of Shabqadar and other died on the spot.

Sources said that seventeen other people also sustained injuries who were rushed to district headquarters hospital Karak for medical treatment.