Multiple Deaths and Injuries Reported Due to Road Accidents in Karachi on Eid

The worsening road conditions in Karachi have been a major concern for residents. According to a source, seven people died, and 39 were injured in the mega-city due to car accidents during this year’s Eid.

According to the research, the bulk of fatalities was caused by juvenile bike riders. As a precaution, the city police department has filed two complaints under Section 279 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which states:

Whoever drives any vehicle, or rides, on any public way in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

According to the report, four motorbike accidents with fatalities occurred on the first day of Eid. The following day, three further deaths from bike accidents were reported, including 12 injuries from different accidents.

On the same day, a bus was also overturned, injuring 19 passengers. During the holidays, officials have been placed on high alert to supervise and prosecute reckless drivers.

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