Two cops martyred as prisoner van turns turtle

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Layyah

Two police constables were martyred and twenty-eight others were injured on Wednesday when a prisoners’ van turned turtle in Layyah. The van was taking prisoners from Muzaffargarh to Layyah.

While negotiating a sharp turn at Chowk Azam Bypass in Layyah, the driver lost control and the van turned upside down.

Two police constables were martyred in the accident while 28 others including five policemen and 23 prisoners were injured who were shifted to Tehsil hospital in Chowk Azam and District Headquarters Hospital.

The condition of three injured policemen was stated to be serious who were later referred to Multan’s Nishtar Hospital. The martyred policemen, Subhan and Qaisar, were belonged to Muzaffargarh.

The injured policemen were identified as Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Musa, Nadeem Nauman and Amanullah.

DPO Layyah Nadeem Abbas and DPO Muzaffargarh Hassan Iqbal rushed to the accident site and supervised the relief operation.—INP