17 dead, 840 injured in road accidents

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At least 17 persons were killed and 840 others in-jured in 825 road traffic crashes in Punjab during the last 24 hours.

As many as 444 seriously injured people were shift-ed to different hospitals while 396 with minor inju-ries were treated at the incident site by the rescue medical teams.

The data analysis showed that 395 drivers, 27 un-derage drivers, 99 pedestrians and 363 passengers were among the victims of the road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 174 accidents were reported in Lahore, which affected 178 persons, placing the provincial capital at top of the list, followed by 76 in Faisalabad with 81 victims and at third Multan 53 with 49 victims.

According to the data, 670 motorbikes, 53 auto-rickshaws, 107 motorcars, 14 vans, 11 passenger buses, 23 trucks and 79 other types of vehicles and slowmoving carts were involved in these road acci-dents.

The data analysis showed that 395 drivers, 27 underage drivers, 99 pedestrians and 363 passengers were among the victims of the road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 174 accidents were reported in Lahore, which affected 178 persons, placing the provincial capital at top of the list, followed by 76 in Faisalabad with 81 victims and at third Multan 53 with 49 victims.