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Karachi: Seven Dead, Six Injured In Coaster & Trailer Collision On Mauripur Road

Seven people lost their lives, and six others were injured in a crash between a coaster and a trailer on Mauripur Road in Karachi, as reported by Dawn. The Mauripur police station confirmed that the deceased included four children and two women: 40-year-old Sughra, 45-year-old Shazia, 10-year-old Kinza Ahmed, 14-year-old Qadeer Abdul Jabbar, six-year-old Sakeena […]

Seven people lost their lives, and six others were injured in a crash between a coaster and a trailer on Mauripur Road in Karachi, as reported by Dawn. The Mauripur police station confirmed that the deceased included four children and two women: 40-year-old Sughra, 45-year-old Shazia, 10-year-old Kinza Ahmed, 14-year-old Qadeer Abdul Jabbar, six-year-old Sakeena Manzoor, four-year-old Zeenat Hayat, and one unidentified 40-year-old individual.

The injured, including two women and a boy, were identified as 35-year-old Azhar, 35-year-old Bushra, 35-year-old Shabbir, 25-year-old Sadiq, 20-year-old Zainab, and 10-year-old Mudasir. They were taken to Civil Hospital Karachi for treatment.

Mauripur SHO Chaudhry Tufail stated that the victims were relatives heading to a beach picnic when the accident occurred. The crash happened as the trailer made a U-turn, causing the speeding coaster behind it to collide and overturn. The trailer driver fled the scene, while the coaster’s driver, among the injured, is receiving medical care. Authorities have launched an investigation to uncover more details.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah expressed condolences and directed medical facilities to provide optimal care for the injured. He instructed Sindh Inspector General Ghulam Nabi Memon to provide a detailed report on the incident and called for strict measures to prevent such accidents. CM Shah emphasized, “The driving licences of drivers who speed up vehicles even on busy roads should be suspended. Speeding has wrecked joyful homes along with [taking lives of] innocent children.”

This tragic event adds to a series of recent road accidents in the area, raising concerns about road safety and the severe impact of traffic collisions. Last month, similar incidents in Nooriabad and Thatta resulted in fatalities, highlighting the urgent need for better traffic management and public awareness campaigns to prevent such tragedies, according to Dawn.

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