As many as 26 persons were killed when a fully packed passenger van collided with a truck in Bahawalpur district on Tuesday.

Sohail Tajik, District Police Officer of Bahawalpur, told media that the accident took place at noon when a Hiace passenger van had a head-on collision with a truck on a highway in Bahawalpur, a private television channel reported.

26 persons including women and kids have been killed in  the accident, said the district police officer, adding that the accident occurred due to over-speed.

Tuesday marks the end of a four-day national holiday in Pakistan. Many people return to work after spending the holidays in their hometown.