3 killed, 7 injured as passenger van turns turtle near Ziarat Balochistan
Yaqoob Kakar, Hanif Tareen:
At least 3 people including a woman died when a passenger van turned turtle in Ziarat district of Balochistan on Tuesday.
Levies sources said 7 people also sustained injuries in the incident. Levies and local tribesmen rushed the injured to district headquarters hospital Ziarat for medical treatment.
The passenger van turned turtle because of over-speeding, levies said.
The incident happened in Wacha Wana area of Ziarat.
Balochistan minister, Noor Muhammad Dumar expressed grief and sorrow over the incident. He directed the administration to provide better medical treatment to the injured.
78 percent of those injured in traffic accidents were bike riders
Aziz Ahmed Jamali, the Chief of Medical Emergency Response Center revealed that 78 percent of those injured in road accidents were bike riders. “Since there is no custom of wearing a helmet that is why most of the riders suffered head injuries”, he said.
14 emergency response centers established on highways
MERC continues to provide service at three highways from Quetta-Karachi, Zhob, and Chaman.
So far, MERC has responded to 12,000 road accidents across Balochistan. “We have shifted rescued and treated over 15,000 injured of road accidents”, Mr. Jamali informed.
“Baghbana in Khuzdar and Windar in Lasbella recorded the highest number of road accidents”, MERC Chief mentioned. Only in Baghbana, MERC personnel have responded to 1,400 road accidents and the MERC center in Windar responded to 2,800 road accidents since Oct 2019.