KARACHI: Three members of the same family were killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a water tanker in Defence area of Karachi on Wednesday, ARY News reported.
According to the detail, two brothers and their sister were travelling on a motorbike when an unidentified speedy water tanker hit them near Akhtar Colony signal. Meanwhile, the truck driver escaped from the scene with the vehicle.
The victims suffered critical injuries and were taken to hospital, where doctors pronounced them dead on arrival. The victims were identified as Hussain Ahmed, 26, Zeeshan Ahmed, 19, and Sidra 12.
Sources said that they were resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal and their father, Pervez Ahmed worked at Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB).
Police said that apparently the driver of the water tanker was driving the vehicle at a high speed and hit the motorcycle. The officials with the help of CCTV footages and witnesses were trying to trace and arrest the driver.
Earlier on July 11, two motorcyclists had been crushed to death after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Aisha Manzil.
According to rescue sources, the accident was so severe that both of them died on the spot. Rescue teams had reached the spot and shifted the dead bodies to the nearby hospital. The deceased had been identified as 20-year-old wahab and 18-year-old Fawad.