KARACHI – At least four passengers were killed and nine injured when a local passenger bus overturned near University Road, Gulshan Iqbal.

The incident happened near Baitul Makaram mosque as the speedy bus went out of control due to brake failure.

Four people including women succumbed to injuries on the spot, while other injured persons are being shifted to the hospital.

Onlookers stated that two buses were being ridden by drivers at a high speed for overtaking each other in order to pick more passengers from next bus stop and one of them overturned.

It is the second incident of the same nature on the University Road. A student was killed during the previous accident.