At least four schoolchildren and a driver were killed and eight children critically injured when a speeding oil tanker crushed a school van in Multan on Monday, confirmed rescue sources.
The unfortunate accident took place on Makhdoom Rasheed Road when the oil tanker crushed the school van due to alleged over-speeding. According to reports, the injured and deceased were immediately shifted to Nishtar Hospital. A total of 12 children were on their way home in the school van. According to rescue sources, the van had to be cut to extricate the children Local authorities have informed that the oil tanker driver immediately fled the scene after the accident and that details of the oil tanker have been sent to the excise department to ascertain the owner’s identity. One of the deceased children was identified as Waqas.— INP