21 killed, dozens in­jured in road ac­ci­dents

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

KHUZ­DAR/FAISALABAD/ OKARA—A fast-mov­ing coach car­ry­ing at least 40 pas­sen­gers fell into gorge in Balochis­tan’s Khuz­dar area Pir Omer on Mon­day, killing eleven while 24 were in­jured. Ac­cord­ing to a pri­vate news channel, the ill­fated coach was en route to Karachi from Quetta, fell down the Na­tional Highway while ne­go­ti­at­ing a curve. Those in­jured were rushed to nearby hos­pi­tals by Levies forces and res­cue teams for treat­ment.

While, six peo­ple were killed in a col­li­sion be­tween a van and a loaded trac­tortrol­ley, here on Mon­day. Po­lice said an em­i­nent sur­geon Ab­dul­lah Khalid, his son Muham­mad Umar, driver Umer Ali, Rafiq, Nadeem Aftab, Rasheed and Sa­jid Ali were go­ing to Rahim Yar Khan from Okara in a van when it col­lided with the trac­tortrol­ley near Khan­pur.

As a re­sult, all the rid­ers lost their lives ex­cept Sa­jid Ali, who also re­ceived se­vere in­juries. He was shifted to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal.

Mean­while, in Faisalabad, four per­sons were killed and five oth­ers in­jured in dif­fer­ent road ac­ci­dents, here on Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, one Bhola of Chak No 209RB was killed and three oth­ers namely Faisal (27), Qa­mar (15) and An­warul Haq (22) were in­jured in a col­li­sion be­tween a truck and a Mazda loader van near Sad­har By­pass on Jhang Road in Thikri­wala po­lice precincts. The in­jured were rushed to Al­lied Hos­pi­tal.

In the sec­ond in­ci­dent, a woman Safia Bibi, 36, was killed while an­other woman Rani, 40, and mi­nor child were in­jured, when they were hit by a trailer near Chak No 195-RB on Jan­dan­wala Road. The po­lice handed over the body to le­gal heirs while the in­jured were shifted to hos­pi­tal.

In the third in­ci­dent, a teenage boy Saf­dar of Chak No 67-RB Sad­har was in­jured when his motorbike was hit by a don­key cart on Jhang Road. One Nasir Ali (23) of Chak No 295-RB was ran over by a speed­ing car while cross­ing road in front of Res­cue 1122 of­fice on Jhang Road. Later on he suc­cumbed to his in­juries at Al­lied Hos­pi­tal.

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