Three killed on road

LAHORE – Four people including two brothers were killed in accidents in different parts of the provincial metropolis on Monday, rescue workers said.

Two men were killed when a truck bumped into their motorcycle on the Lytton Road late Sunday night. The victims were identified by police as Haji Mushtaq Ahmed and Bashir Ahmad, said to be the residents of Ravi Road.

According to police sources, both the brothers riding on a motorcycle were coming back after attending a religious gathering when the accident took place in the Mozang police precincts. The truck driver managed to escape from the scene.  Some passersby angrily reacted to the road mishap and smashed the windowpanes of the truck. They also tried to set the truck on fire but the police reached the spot and managed to disperse the protesters. The police have impounded the truck and were investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, a man died and his son wounded critically when a Lahore-bound train hit them near Dharampura railway crossing on Monday. Rescue workers said the man and his son tried to cross the railway line when the train hit them. As a result, the father died on the spot. The son named by police as Waqas was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.


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