SARGODHA - A student was killed and 14 others were injured when a truck hit an overloaded school van at the Katchery Chowk.

The student was the only son of his parents. The van carrying schoolchildren and female teachers was passing through the Katchery Bazar. Meanwhile, the Tehsil Municipal Administration’s truck (SGG/21) hit the van. Resultantly, Ali Hassan, 10, died instantly whereas thirteen students and a lady teacher Nasreen sustained injuries. All the injured were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital while a great number of citizens gathered at the accident spot and the hospital.

Irked by the accident, the local people protested against the traffic police authorities and separately over unavailability of doctors at the emergency ward of the hospital.

The relatives of the injured students shifted their kids to the private hospitals for treatment. The City police said that the TMA driver had been arrested.

THEFT BID FOILED: A youth was injured in a bid to allegedly steal the emergency call box installed near the Kotmoman Motorway Interchange.

He was busy in trying to steal it when the police reached the spot. The Motorway police sources said that Faiz Rasool was a resident of Hafizabad. They said that in the bid, his both the legs had fractured.