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Truck accident in Pakistan leaves 17 dead after plunging into ravine

At least 17 people were killed and 40 others injured when a truck plunged into a ravine in Balochistan province, Pakistan. The incident took place while the truck was heading towards Shah Noorani shrine. The rescue operation was completed the next morning, with Balochistan Chief Minister expressing his condolences.

The tragic event occurred on Wednesday night as the truck, carrying 50 individuals, was on its way to the Shah Noorani shrine, as reported by Dawn. The Edhi Foundation’s Hub in-charge, Manan Baloch, confirmed the conclusion of the rescue operation the following morning.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and instructed authorities to ensure the injured receive the best medical care. Pakistan has seen numerous accidents leading to high fatality rates due to insufficient safety measures, lack of driver training, and outdated transport infrastructure.

According to WHO estimates, Pakistan witnessed over 27,000 deaths in road accidents in 2018. The country continues to grapple with road safety challenges, highlighting the need for improved safety regulations and infrastructure to prevent such tragic incidents from reoccurring.

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