At least 20 people, including 11 children, have been killed and 14 others injured in a minibus accident in Pakistan. This is reported by the Pakistani police. The accident occurred on a road damaged in last summer’s floods.
The children were between the ages of 2 and 8 and were most likely sitting on their parents’ laps, a police official said.
The vehicle had ended up in a deep pit full of water “on a road damaged by the floods” in Sind province, it sounds. The driver “had not seen the sign indicating a detour”.
In Pakistan, traffic accidents regularly occur due to poorly maintained roads and vehicles and due to careless driving.
This summer’s massive floods left a third of Pakistan under water. More than 1,700 people lost their lives, 8 million people had to leave their homes and infrastructure was severely damaged.