LAHORE -  A housewife clubbed a snake to death after it bit her son at their house in the Walled City on Friday. Hospital sources said that the condition of fourteen-year-old Imran, alias Sono, was said to be critical till Friday night. Imran was sitting in his house in the Yakki Gate area when a snake suddenly bit him. As the boy make hue and cry, his mother Afsheen Bibi clubbed the reptile to death and shifted her son to hospital immediately.

Wildlife experts have warned that there could be plenty snake actions during the monsoon in the Punjab province. There are some basic precautions that can be taken to avoid such snake actions. The people must keep the backyards clean since most of the snakes become active at this time of the year, they added. “If a snake is seen in the house, the first rule is never approach it, leave it alone and don't try to catch it. You must call an expert to get rid of it,” they suggested.

What to do if you are bitten

Get the victim to stay calm while you apply a pressure bandage, known as the pressure immobilisation technique. The affected limb should be wrapped firmly from the bottom to the top, and of course call for an ambulance. There are bandages available from most chemists that contain lines that indicate the correct .

Accidents

Three people including a teenage boy died in road mishaps in different parts of the provincial metropolis, police said on Friday.

A young motorcyclist died when he was performing bike stunts in the Nawab Town police limits. Muhammad Usman, 17, was doing one-wheeling when he lost his control over it and it rammed into the greenbelt in the Johar Town area. He sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to the General Hospital, where doctors pronounced him as brought dead. Police said Usman, a resident of Gujrat, was studying at a local college. The police handed over the body to the deceased’s family. In another incident, a 35-year-old man was crossing Multan Road when a car ran over him in Samanabad police area. The man, yet to be identified, received serious injuries and died on the spot. The police are investigating. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy was crushed to death by a vehicle near the Muslim Town underpass. Eyewitnesses told the police that the boy, later identified as Salman, was crossing the road when the vehicle ran over him. Further investigation is underway.