Riaz Baloch: 

NOSHKI: At least four people burnt to death when a van carrying smuggled Iranian petrol collided with a Mazda truck on Sunday.

Levies sources said fire erupted inside the van soon after the accident. Four people burnt to death as a result of roaring fire.

Levies force and people of the area reached the spot and extinguished roaring flames of fire. Rescue workers reached the spot and retrieved the dead bodies.

The incident happened in the Jorkin area near Noshki. The victims belonged to Mastung district of Balochistan.

Reckless driving and narrow roads have claimed thousands of precious human lives in various parts of Balochistan.

Quetta Karachi highway claiming more precious human lives than Terrorism

Especially, Quetta-Karachi highway, which is commonly called the ‘killer highway’ continues to claim precious human lives. Much has been said and written about this. But with no effective response from the authorities to bring an end to the deadly accidents. At least 41 people were burnt to death last year when a passenger coach fell into a ravine near the Bela area of district Lasbela Balochistan.

Causes of road accidents


1: Reckless driving 2: Overspeeding 3: Overloading 4: Narrow and poor roads 5: No timely repair and maintenance of roads by NHA 6: No signals 7: Overloaded marble trucks on Quetta-Karachi highway 8: Passenger buses carrying petrol and diesel 9: Drivers using drugs

10: No Fire extinguisher in buses 11: Absence of Motorway Police


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