KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a road accident on a highway in the south has killed seven members of a family, including a newlywed couple.
Officer Aslam Aqilani said on Friday that only a 2-year-old girl, who was thrown out of the car in the crash, survived when an SUV rear-ended the family’s car late on Thursday night.
The car caught fire, quickly turning into a fireball. Aqilani says police and rescue workers had to cut through metal and wreckage to retrieve the bodies.
Aqilani says eight people were crammed into the car, including a policeman and his bride, returning home to the town of Jacobabad after the wedding in Karachi the day before.
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Deadly accidents are common on Pakistan’s poorly maintained roads where motorists commonly disregard traffic rules and safety standards.