Three siblings, displaced due to the recent catastrophic flooding in the country, were killed on Friday morning after a speeding truck ran them over in Sindh’s Badin district, officials said.

Badin Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shahnawaz Chachar told Dawn.com that flood victims were sleeping on the main road in Golarchi near the Haji Amir Shah nullah.

They were asleep when a trailer carrying goods ran them over around 6:20am, killing them on the spot, the SSP said. He identified the deceased as 18-year-old Inayat, 12-year-old Wasima and 10-year-old Seema.

Police rushed to the spot soon after the incident was reported as flood victims blocked the road. Officials arrested the driver and the conductor, and also seized the vehicle as around 40 people continued the protest.

Golarchi Station House Officer (SHO) Asghar Halepoto identified the driver as Zainullah and the conductor as Noor Gul, reiterating that the vehicle in question had been impounded.

He told Dawn.com that the vehicle was laden with coal and was coming from the Islamkot area.

Meanwhile, the victims were moved to the Indus Hospital for a post-mortem examination, the official added.

Sindh is one of the provinces worst affected by the monsoon rains and subsequent flooding which has wreaked havoc across the country.

On Friday, water levels in Dadu — a four-hour drive from Badin — continued to rise after a surge in the flow of water down the Indus River.

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