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Pakistan: 16 dead, four injured in road accident in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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PTI Peshawar, Pakistan Feb 06, 2019, 04.03 PM (IST)

Two vehicles carrying passengers collided head-on in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring four others, police said. 

The passenger van was travelling to Dera Ismail Khan from Peshawar when it collided with a pick-up truck near the Sipena Bandi Village in Karak, resulting in the death of 16 people. 

Four other injured were taken to a nearby hospital, police said.

"The collision caused bursting of the CNG cylinder of the van, thereby causing casualties, the investigation is underway," police said. 

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The passenger van was travelling to Dera Ismail Khan from Peshawar when it collided with a pick-up truck near the Sipena Bandi Village in Karak