At least nine people lost their lives in a tragic accident on Tuesday in Thatta, Geo News reported on Wednesday.
The tragedy occurred in the Chalia area of Thatta where a truck and a van collided into each other, resulting in the deaths of nine passengers aboard the van, as per the police report.
All of the passengers who lost their lives were residents of Karachi, according to the police. They were en route to the Kenjhar Lake for a picnic, said police.
The deceased belonged to the Qazafi Town area of Karachi, according to police authorities. Their bodies have been transported to the Civil Hospital Makli.
The truck driver involved in the accident managed to flee the scene, leaving the police to investigate further.
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori expressed his grief over the Thatta tragedy and called upon Commissioner Hyderabad to provide a detailed report on the incident.
Governor Tessori has also instructed the authorities to ensure that all necessary medical facilities are made available to the injured victims of the accident.