LAHORE – Two schoolchildren were seriously wounded when a heavy billboard collapsed on them here in Gulberg area, police and eyewitnesses said on Wednesday.

The boys, identified as 15-year-old Arslan and his classmate Bilal, were on their way after the school timing when suddenly a billboard collapsed on them. Both the boys sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a local hospital, where the condition of one of the injured was reported to be serious. Further investigations were underway.

2 FOUND DEAD: An 18-year-old youth was found dead lying alongside a road in Qila Gujjar Singh police area on Wednesday. Police said the youth was lying unconscious when they reached the spot. He was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Police investigators said that apparently the deceased was drug addict.

In another incident, a 45-year-old man was recovered dead from Shera Kot police area on early Wednesday.