The ill-fated passenger van was going to Peshawar from Rawalpindi.

ATTOCK (Dunya News) – At least nine people were killed when a passenger van crashed into a tree at the Grand Trunk (GT) Road near Burhan on Friday, Dunya News reported.

According to eye-witnesses, the driver of the van lost control due to over speeding due to which it crashed into a a road side tree, killing at least nine people on the spot.

The ill-fated van was going to Peshawar from Rawalpindi. At least seven passengers were also wounded in the accident. Police and rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the dead and injured to a hospital in Rawalpindi.

Driver’s negligence, slack safety precautions, over-speeding and dilapidated roads are one of the main reasons of road accidents in the country whereas inexperienced drivers also flout the basic road safety rules.