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July 9, 2016
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23 die in different incidents in three days

Lahore

July 9, 2016

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LAHORE

Twelve persons, including two women, one of them pregnant, were killed and 11 others lost their lives in roadside accidents here in the provincial metropolis during the last three days of Eid-ul-Fitr.

A 65-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the house of her second wife living in Shibli Town, Sanda.

The man was identified as Mohammad Akram of Mozang. The victim’s son Shahid said that his father had gone to the house of his second wife living in Shibli Town and did not return. Later, they were informed that Akram had died due to unknown medical reasons. He suspected that his father had been murdered. Police shifted the body to morgue. 

A pregnant woman died under mysterious circumstances at her house in the limits of Lorri Adda police station.

The woman identified as Qurrat-ul-Ain of Iqbal Park, Lorri Adda, was the sister of a stage actress Sonia Khan. The deceased’s mother Shazia Bibi had accused the husband of her daughter of subjecting her to sever torture, resulting into her and her foetus death. Police have registered a case and sent the bodies to morgue. A 32-year-old man was tortured to death by some unidentified persons in Al-Fallah Town, Defence B.

Police said that the body, yet to be identified, had marks of multiple bruises, adding that the victim’s hands and feet were tied up. Police suspected that the victim had been murdered somewhere else in the city and later his body was thrown in an empty plot in Al-Fallah Town. An 80-year-old man was tortured to death by three persons in the Shera Kot police area. Police said that the accused persons identified as Asif, Sajid and Nasir had tortured the old man Miraj Din to death over a minor issue. Police have registered a case and sent the body to morgue.

Meanwhile, seven persons were found dead in various parts of the city during the last three days of Eid. A 50-year-old man was recovered dead from the Tibbi City area. Police claimed that the man, yet to be identified, was an addict who might have died of excessive use of drugs. A 60-year-old man was recovered dead from Jinnah Terminal near Niaz Baig Thokhar, Chuhng. Police suspected that the man, yet to be identified, might have died of cardiac seizure.

A 45-year-old man was recovered dead from the Nawankot area. Police claimed that the deceased identified as Aslam was an addict who might have died of excessive use of drugs.

Meanwhile, a 40-year-old man was recovered dead from the Bhatti Gate area, a 60-year-old man from Lorri Adda, a 40-year-old man from Factory Area and a 50-year-old man was recovered dead from the limits of Shafiqabad police station. Eleven persons lost their lives and over 1,000 citizens got injuries due to wheelie-doing, over-speeding and underage driving during the last three days of Eid.

Around 325 injured persons were taken to Lahore General Hospital, 158 persons to Services Hospital, 118 persons to Jinnah Hospital, 210 persons to Mayo Hospital and 275 injured persons were rushed to Ganga Ram Hospital. It was reported that eight persons died in Lahore General Hospital, two in Services Hospital and one died in Jinnah Hospital. Two persons expired in a hospital shortly after they had received injuries in different roadside accidents. The deceased persons identified as Afzal and Boota had sustained injuries in roadside accidents in Kahna and Raiwind City respectively.

Meanwhile, a bike rider lost his life while performing stunts on his bike near Fortress Stadium. The bike rider was identified as Imran. Yet in another incident, a man identified as Kabir lost his life in a roadside accident on Kot Abdul Malik Road. A youth was killed in a collision between two cars and a bike on Jail Road. 

Police handed over the bodies to their families. Lahore police registered 74 cases on charges of wheelie-doing and arrested 100 wheelie-doers besides impounding 150 bikes in various police stations of the city. Six persons, including two women and two children were injured when a speeding car hit two bikes on Canal Road, Harbanspura and plunged into the canal.

On being informed, the rescuers rushed to the scene and shifted the injured persons to hospital. Yet in another incident, five persons received injuries in a collision between two vans on Qazalbash Chowk, Nawab Town. The injured persons were admitted to hospital.

Meanwhile, five persons were injured in kite-flying incidents during the last three days. A 17-year-old bike rider Arsalan was injured in the North Cantt area and four children, including Shaukat and Irfan sustained injuries due to kite-flying in Factory Area. 

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