SEHWAN: At least 20 people including children were killed and several others sustained injuries after a passenger van met an accident at Indus Highway here on Thursday.
As per the details garnered, the ill-fated incident took place when a passenger van carrying devotees including women and children heading towards Sehwan Sharif from Khairpur fell in cut made for flood water at Indus Highway.
According to police, 20 bodies have been retrieved from the cut and shifted to Syed Abdullah Shah Institute Sehwan Sharif. The dead include eight women and 10 children and two men, while several others injured.
It may be recalled that a 30-feet-wide cut was made through Indus Highway to speed up the flow of water into the Indus River from areas which came under water two months ago.