Death toll rose to seven in New Karachi accident
The death toll in New Karachi traffic accident on Saturday jumped to seven after another boy succumbed to his burn injuries.
According to hospital sources, New Karachi traffic accident death toll rose to seven.
The accident occurred when a pickup van in which the family travelling caught fire after a collision with a rickshaw.
Four injured of the incident are under treatment at the Civil Hospital and the National Institute of Child Health (NICH).
According to family sources, all people were going to attend a wedding ceremony.
Police and the rescue teams reached the scene immediately after notified about the incident and managed to control the fire.
On Friday night, six people killed and five injured as a Suzuki hi-roof and rickshaw caught fire near New Karachi Powerhouse Chowrangi.
Dr. Kaleem, a surgeon at the hospital, confirmed four dead bodies brought to the hospital.
Police said a rickshaw had also been engulfed in flames when it collided with the van, which was already on fire.
Earlier, In another incident, a fire erupted in the car which was being driven by its owner on the road in Gulistan-e-Johar area.
According to police, a fire broke out in the car due to a short circuit.
The incident had also caused disruption to traffic flow at the main Gulistan-e-Johar road.
The rescue personnel and fire brigades had extinguished the fire.