At least 16 die in Kasur road mishap

ISLAMABAD: As many as 16 people were killed and 10 others were injured when a passenger van plunged into a link canal in Changa Manga area of Kasur district on Sunday.

The death toll, it is feared, could go up as some of those injured were in critical condition, a private news channel reported.

According to rescue officials, the speeding van veered off the road and fell into the canal when one of its tyres burst near a small bridge near Changa Manga.

The ill-fated van was traveling to Pattoki from Raiwand.

Three women and a child were among the victims.

According to sources, most of the victims belonged to Adan village of Pattoki.