ISLAMABAD, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed when a car fell into a canal in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Saturday, local reports said.
The car carrying seven people including six members of a family fell into the canal near Sheikhupura district of the province, killing six people including three women, Samaa News reported.
Police said the accident happened when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn.
The victims were on their way to attend a funeral in Faisalabad city of the province.
Road accidents are frequent in Pakistan, mainly due to poorly maintained vehicles, dilapidated roads and negligence of road safety measures. Traffic police officials said human error is the main reason behind road accidents in the country.
According to latest data from Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, road accidents killed an average 15 people everyday across the country over a decade (2005-15).