ISLAMABAD - In what could be called as one of the deadliest accident in the history of Islamabad, 12 passengers died while eight others sustained multiple injuries when an speedy passenger van turned turtle following bursting of its tyre in Golra area Tuesday morning. Twelve passengers have lost their lives while eight others got injured critically and were rushed to hospital, said a police official. According to details, the ill-fated van (RIR-9505) was heading towards Rawalpindi from Wah Cantt. As it reached near Ali CNG Station situated at main Taxila-Islamabad road, the driver could not control the van which collided with the footpath and turned turtle resulting in the instant death of 12 passengers. According to eyewitnesses, the van caught fire soon after the accident. It seems that the driver of the van was running in a race as it was too speedy. I myself heard a loud bang after that the van caught fire, an eyewitness of the accident, Mohammad Ali, a resident of Sang Jani Town told TheNation. He added that the people rushed to the scene and dragged the dead and injured out of the van. Rescue teams reached the spot in a while and shifted the dead and injured to PIMS hospital. According to police, eight bodies could not be identified while four other deceased were identified as Faisal Iqbal s/o Ghulam Jilani resident of Fateh Jang, Muhammad Shehzad s/o Muhammad Siddique resident of Kahuta, Zaheer Uddin s/o Aziz Uddin resident of Mansehra, Arshad Iqbal s/o Muhammad Iqbal resident of Wah Cantt. The wounded persons have been identified as driver Muhammad Asif s/o Muhammad Iqbal, Shakeel Ahmed s/o Basheer Ahmed, Muhammad Asghar s/o Muhammad Siddique, Muhammad Iqbal s/o Muhammad Shareef, Parveen Bibi w/o Muhammad Aslam, Shazia Bibi d/o Muhammad Aslam and Uzma Bibi d/o Muhammad Haneef.