Five perish in two road crashes

Staff Reporter

Five persons died and 21 others sustained multiple injuries in two road accidents occurred in different areas of Punjab on Sunday.

According to Rescue 1122 and police, three persons died and three others injured in a pile-up involving two bikes and a truck in Sheikhupura on Sunday.

Rescuers informed that the accident when two speeding motorcycles rammed into a truck on Sargodha Road in Ghazi Minara area of Sheikhupura.

Resultantly, three persons identified as 30-year-old Kamran, 24-year-old Fiaz and 22-year-old Kamran died on the spot while 18-year-old Subhan, 17-year-old Fahad and 25-year-old Komal sustained severe injuries.

The rescuers shifted the bodies and injured to DHQ Hospital. The police have registered a case of the incident.

Meanwhile, two passengers died and 18 others injured when a bus carrying pilgrims hit a roadside barrier in near Gugh area in Chakwal on Sunday.

Both the deceased pilgrims were sitting on rooftop of the bus. Rescue sources informed that the bus driver could not judged the barrier due to speeding. The Rescue 1122 team rushed to the site and shifted the injured and bodies to Civil Hospital.

On the other hand, the district authorities announced an emergency in hospital to deal with the situation.

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