LAHORE - A 25-year-old Pakpattan resident died after falling off a truck during the PML-N’s rally for by-polls in Lahore last night.

Investigators said the incident took place near Do Moriya Pull, in the densely populated locality of Naulakha at 7pm.

Police identified the victim as Ali Raza, a daily-wager who was working as a dancer-cum-drum-beater on Lahore’s streets.

A police officer said Ali was “hired on Rs 200 per day” by the PML-N organisers for the election campaign rally.

An Edhi ambulance service official said the body was “immediately” moved to the morgue.

The death did not stop the PML-N’s rally from moving forward as hundreds of its workers were seen chanting full-throat slogans in favour of their party leaders. Many of the activists were traveling on trucks, tractor-trolleys, and other vehicles. Also, dozens of PML-N’s supporters riding on motorcycles took part in the rally.

The election rally was moving towards its destination, near Lahore Press Club, till filing of this report.

Rescue workers confirmed to The Nation that Ali was traveling on the top of a truck, packed with PML-N supporters.

An eyewitness said the man was dancing in colorful dress on the top when he fell from the truck. “One of the truck’s tyres ran over his head as he fell on the road.”

The police have notified the family about the death and are investigating.