ATTOCK: At least six people were killed and 11 injured in a head-on collision between a passenger van and a dumper near Qutbal toll plaza in Attock.
A dumper collided with an ill-fated van near the toll plaza leaving six people dead on the spot while 11 passengers of the van sustained serious injuries in the incident, rescue officials said.
The dead bodies and injured were shifted to tehsil headquarters hospital Fateh Jung for medical attendance.
The dumper driver fled from the scene after the accident, rescue workers said.
The deceased and injured have been residents of the Pindi Gheb area, according to sources.
A policeman died in a road accident in Fateh Jung on the past Wednesday. Police constable Muhammad Usman 25, was returning home after duty when his bike rammed into a trailer parked at the roadside near Shahpur Dam on Rawalpindi – Fatehjang Road.
The policeman received head injuries and died on the spot.
The trailer was parked on the roadside after developing some fault and its rear lights were switched off, local police said.
It may be noted that last year in May two people lost their lives and five others sustained injuries as a passenger van and an oil tanker collided near Fateh Jung in the Attock district.
The accident took place at Rawalpindi-Kohat road, killing two people on the spot and injuring the other five.
The bodies and the injured were rushed to a nearby medical facility.
In a separate road crash at the Fateh Jung road, four people lost their lives and 10 others were wounded as a dumper rammed into a van.