15 dead, 859 injured road accidents

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At least 15 people were killed and 859 injured in 840 accidents in Punjab during the last 24 hours.

According to the Rescue 1122, 427 drivers, 19 underage drivers, 107 pedestrians and 340 passengers were among the victims of the traffic crashes.

The statistics showed that 168 accidents were reported in Lahore which affected 159 people placing the provincial capital top of the list followed by 66 in Multan with 73 victims and third Faisalabad 60 with 58 victims.

According to data, 719 motorcycles, 64 rickshaws, 98 cars, 24 vans, eight buses, 19 trucks and 84 other vehicles besides slow-moving carts were affected in the accidents.Meanwhile Nine travelers were injured during two road accidents due to fog, here on Friday.

Rescue 1122 spokesman said that a speeding bus of turned turtle after falling into roadside fields near Chak 54-GB on Jaranwala Road. As a result, 3 passengers including Farooq (38), Zubair (25) and Suleman (18) received injuries and Rescue 1122 provided them first-aid.

Similarly, two speeding cars collided with each other on Sammundri-Gojra Road near Naradada Stop. Resultantly, 6 persons including Hamza Yousuf (25), Farooq Naseer (60), Ishaq (50), Saif-ur-Rehman (42), Shahid Zahoor (45) and Nadeem Sabir (45) residents of Dera Ismail Khan received serious injuries.

Three teams of Rescue 1122 rushed to the spot and shifted all injured to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Sammundri, he added.