Pakistan road accident kills at least 11

At least 11 people including women and children have been killed when a van rammed into a truck in southwestern Pakistan during heavy rainfall.

Local police official Abdul Malik said the accident, which took place on Tuesday in Mastung district of Balochistan, also left 10 other people injured.

Flash floods and storms left nearly two dozen people dead in several parts of Pakistan overnight to Monday. More rains are expected during the week.

Road accidents are common in Pakistan as a result of a lack of adequate infrastructure, poorly maintained vehicles, and careless driving.

According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, around 9000 road accidents are reported every year, killing around 4000 people.

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