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Our Correspondent
Friday, February 28, 2014
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LAHORE

 

FOUR members of a family suffered injuries when the roof of their dilapidated house caved in the Sherakot area on Thursday.

 

The members of one Muhammad Bashir’s family were asleep when the roof of their house collapsed and four children, Jehanzeb, Aurangzeb, Khurram and Era, were buried under debris.

 

Rescuers pulled them out of the debris and rushed them to hospital where the condition of one of them was stated to be precarious.

 

SUICIDE BID: A youth shot at and wounded himself over failure in love affair in the Shahdara area on Thursday.

 

He was identified as Naeem, a resident of Farrukhabad, Shahdara. He had relationship with a girl and wanted to marry her but she turned down his proposal.

 

This disappointed him and he attempted to end his life by shooting himself. He was admitted to hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger.

 

FACTORY BURNT: Various goods, including cardboard, were reduced to ashes when a fire broke out in a cardboard factory in Chungi Amarsadho Factory Area on Thursday.

 

According to Rescue 1122, the fire erupted in the factory due to short circuit.

 

Firefighters extinguished it after hectic efforts.

 

53 SUSPECTS: Police arrested 53 suspects in various parts of the city on Thursday.

 

During a search operation, police also impounded at least 178 bikes without number plates.

 

TRAFFIC SCOUTS: The City Traffic Police in collaboration with the management of various schools and colleges have launched Traffic Scouts Programme in the provincial metropolis.

 

City Traffic Education Unit is imparting training to 160 students regarding traffic rules and regulations, road safety and training of first aid.

 

Police had selected five students each from educational institutions located on busiest roads for training.

 

They will perform duty as volunteer traffic wardens outside their institutions for half an hour before and after school timings after completing their training.

 

11 DIE: At least 465 road accidents were reported in Rescue 1122’s Provincial Monitoring Cell from all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

 

Eleven people were killed and 381 critically injured in the road accidents. The injured were shifted to hospitals.

 

However, some 171 victims sustaining minor injuries were provided with first aid on the spot.

 

About 115 accidents were reported in Lahore Control Room which affected 124 people.

 

MOTORWAY POLICE: Courtesy and provision of timely help to road users is hallmark of the motorway police and no compromise will be made on it.

 

Central Zone DIG Mirza Shakil Ahmad said this during inspection of Beat 15, Qadirabad. The DIG inspected the recreation room, wash rooms, kitchen, officer’s mess, residence and store.

 

He asked the officers to deal with road users with courtesy.

 

He said patrol officers would ensure strictly enforce the campaign for safety helmet.