Three youth killed as van hits bike


Three youth were killed when a speeding passenger van hit a motorcycle here on Sunday, police said.

According to Rescue 1122 and police sources, a reckless driven passenger van knocked down a motorcycle, carrying three youth on Changa Manga Road in Pattoki, district Kasur.

As result, all the three motorcycle riders identified as: 18-year-old Nazim, 17-year-old Waseen and 35-year-old Arif died on the spot due to fatal wounds. The van driver, however, managed to flee the scene.

On information, Rescue 1122 officials rushed to the scene and shifted the dead bodies to hospital for post-mortem. The police have registered a case against the fleeing driver and impounded the vehicle.

The police have launched further investigation, Meanwhile, three persons were burnt to death while eight others injured when a passenger van caught fire after falling into ditch here on Sunday.

According to detail, a Kala Bagh bound passenger van coming from Rawalpindi skidded off road due to over speeding and plunged into 20 feet deep ditch at Jhumat Road in tehsil Jand of district Attock.

The van caught fire after the accident resultantly three people including 55-year-old Ajab Khan s/o Sher Khan, 56-year-old Ajab Khan s/o Awwal Khan and another unknown person were burnt to death while Sikandar s/o Safi, Asif s/o Fazl Dad, Zubair s/o Madad Khan.

Shumail s/o Tariq, Ameer Abdullah s/o Fazal, Shafique s/o Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Din s/o Sher Din and 80-year-old Khayal Bibi w/o Ameer Khan were critically injured.

The Rescue 1122 volunteers along with three ambulances reached the scene, pulled out the bodies and injured from ditch and shifted them to Tehsil Headquarter (THQ) Hospital, Jand.


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