TOBA TEK SINGH - As many as 17 people died in various accidents here during the month of June.

According to the District Emergency Officer (DEO) said that the rescue staff received 11,196 calls seeking help, out of which 10,073 were proved to be hoax. He added that 643 people were provided help in emergencies of whom 17 died instantly. However, 426 were shifted to hospitals and 200 were given first aid on the spot.