NANKANA SAHIB - At least five children including two girls were crushed by Shalimar Express train here on the eve of Eidul Azha. According to police source, five children were riding a motorcycle when Shalimar Express crushed them death. The deceased were identified as Hasnain, Saqlain, Ali and their cousins Fiza and Aqsa. The police said that Shalimar Express crushed the children riding motorcycle to death on the spot due to non-existence of crossing barrier near NanKana Sahib.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met with the families of Nankhana Sahib train tragedy victims the other day. The chief minister condoled with the aggrieved families.

He said that the Punjab government and Federal Railways Minister had taken serious notice of the mishap and assured to make arrangements to prevent such accidents in the future by setting up railway crossings across the country. The CM also announced Rs500, 000 in compensation for each victim of the family. Shahbaz also announced provision of government job to the father of the deceased children.

DDAO house looted: Bandits deprived DDAO Ijaz Bhatti of gold ornaments and cash worth Rs0.5 million here the other night.  According to police source some unidentified dacoits intruded into the house of Ijaz Bhatti when the family was away and made off with gold ornaments and cash amounting Rs0.5 million. The police have registered a case and are investigating.