Chinot: At least nine members of a family were killed and four others injured in the traffic accident, on Lahore Road in Chinot on Sunday.

A speeding dumper rammed into a Suzuki van carrying 12 passengers from Mandi Bahuddin to Jhang, leaving eight persons dead on the spot and injuring four others injured. 

The bodies and the injured were rushed to district headquarters hospital for medico-legal formalities and treatment, where doctors said that two injured women were in critical condition.

The identity of the victims could not be ascertained immediately. The police have registered a case and further investigation is under way, the police said.