West News Wire: At least 10 people were killed after a tractor-pulled trolley carrying peasants to a shrine crashed into an irrigation canal in eastern Pakistan, a rescue official said on Saturday.

By the time the operation was called off due to nightfall, according to Ahmed Kamal, the director of the rescue service in the Punjab province’s Dera Ghazi Khan district, 27 of the trolley’s 46 passengers had already been rescued following the accident on Friday. He claimed that five bodies had been found and that several of the survivors had injuries.

When searchers started looking again on Saturday, Kamal reported that five more bodies had been found. Three children and seven women, he claimed, were among the deceased. Saturday, nine people were still missing.

Similar occurrences are common in Pakistan as the transportation infrastructure is frequently inadequate, particularly in rural villages, and people largely disregard safety standards.


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