9 schoolchildren die in road mishap

Nawabshah: At least 9 schoolchildren died in a road accident here Wednesday.

Police said a van carrying students of a private school collided with a dumper-truck on Qazi Ahmed Link Road. As a result 9 schoolchildren died and 12 others injured who were rushed to the Peoples Medical College Hospital Nawabshah.

All doctors and paramedics were summoned in the hospital after declaring emergency. Senior officers of district administration and police and leaders of local political parties also reached the hospital.

Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan expressing sorrow and grief over the tragic mishaps instructed the provincial health department to provide all available medical facilities to the injured. He also summoned a report from the police about the mishap.

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