Three die in road accidents

LAHORE – Three people, including two factory workers, were killed in road accidents in parts of the provincial metropolis on Monday, rescue workers said.

According to police sources, three young workers were going to their residential quarters from a nearby factory by a motorcycle when they bumped into a tractor-trolley near Manga Road.

As a result, two of them died on the spot while the third victim was rushed to a hospital with multiple injuries. Police shifted the bodies to the morgue. The deceased were identified by police as Mumtaz and Aslam. The condition of the injured, identified as Saleem, was said to be critical.

The tractor driver managed to flee. Police on Monday night handed over the bodies to the families and launched an investigation. However, no arrest had been made until Monday night.

In another incident, a 55-year-old man died after being hit by an auto rickshaw in the Lorry Adda police precincts on Monday afternoon. The body of the victim, which has yet to be identified, was moved to the morgue.

An eyewitness told the police that the man was trying to cross a road near the shrine of Baba Haider Saeen when a rickshaw hit him from the rear side. The victim died instantly. Police were investigating the accident.

NEWBORN’S BODY FOUND

City police on Monday found body of a newborn at a garbage heap in Badami Bagh. The body was sent to the morgue. The police were investigating the incident.

GAMBLERS ARRESTED

Police raided a gambling den in the vicinity of Tibbi City and arrested five gamblers red handed. They were sent to the lockup after the police registered a criminal case against them. A police spokesman said the raiding team also seized cash, mobile phones and other valuables from them.

Scouts for traffic education

A smartly turned out contingent of scouts of a public school in Model Town performed duties as traffic wardens and managed flow of traffic at Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam from 11:00 am to 2:00pm on Monday.

The initiative was taken on the directions of Provincial Secretary for Schools Education Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik.

On the occasion, awareness pamphlets were distributed by the scouts to educate citizens about the road safety laws. Secretary Allah Bakhsh was also present on this occasion.

The scouts also sung national songs and paid rich tributes to founder of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

In his address, Secretary Allah Bakhsh asked students to follow the golden principles of unity, faith and discipline and emerge as socially-responsible citizens to play a proactive role in the process of national development. The students must also learn to follow different traffic rules so as to adopt a responsible and law-abiding behaviour on the roads, he added.

CEO of Lahore District Education Authority Zahid Bashir Goraya, Principal Rana Atta Muhammad and others were also present on the occasion.

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