SARGODHA - Eight persons including four minors and two women were killed and 12 others in three spate incidents here in the district on Saturday.

According to detail, three minors were killed and two others injured critically in a horrible collusion between a car and sugarcane-laden tractor-trolley here on Sargodha-Khushab Road. According to details, a family was on the way to Shahpur city after attending a wedding at local marriage hall situated on the bank of Lower Jhelum Canal. When the car bearing RIW-3062 reached near a fuel pump, it rammed into a sugarcane-laden trolley standing on the road. Resultantly, 13-year-old Rabab, 4-year-old Ahsan and three-month-old Muqadas expired on the spot while Mushtaq driver of the car and uncle of the children and a woman sustained critical wounds and were shifted to DHQ Hospital. Later Mushtaq was referred to Allied Hospital due to his critical condition.

In another accident four people were killed and 10 others injured in a collusion between a passenger van and a carry van on Sargodha-Lahore road on Saturday evening.

Rescue sources said that a passenger van hit a carry-van near Saidowana Toll Plaza on Lahore Road. Resultantly four people including a minor girl Laraib and two women were killed on the spot while ten others injured and were rushed to DHQ Hospital. The deceased were going home after attending an engagement ceremony at village 42/SB.

Meanwhile, a youth was gunned down over a petty issue in a weightlifting club in the limits of City Police here on Saturday.

The police said that Mian Ehsan Bari, a resident of Block 10 was exercising at a weightlifting club when his friend Azeem quarrelled with him over some issue. Later, Azeem shot dead Ehsan and fled. The body was shifted to DHQ Hospital for autopsy and police registered a case against the accused.