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April 1, 2019

Woman dies after being hit by speeding bus

Karachi

April 1, 2019

A pedestrian woman died on Sunday when she was hit by a speeding passenger bus in the Malir area.

The deceased woman was identified as 60-year-old Jamna, wife of Jamal. Police officials said the accident took place when the woman was trying to cross the road and a speedy passenger bus hit her. She died on the spot. Her body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for an autopsy and later handed over to the family for burial.

Police officials said the bus driver managed to escape after the accident. A case has been registered and further investigations are under way.

Man falls to death

A man died on Sunday after he fell off a multi-storey building, Burani Arcade, located within the limits of the City Courts police station.

He was identified as 37-year-old Hassan, son of Yousuf. He died on the spot and the body was shifted to Civil Hospital, Karachi for medico-legal formalities and later handed over to his family for burial.

Police officials said the deceased was doing some electric work on the 12th floor of the building from where he fell off as his feet slipped accidentally. No case has been registered while further investigations are under way.

Warehouse destroyed

A cloth warehouse was gutted by a fire in the Tariq Road area. The warehouse was located on the fourth floor of a multi-storey building in Duppata Gali in the Tariq Road area within the limits of the Ferozabad police station.

Reacting to the information, two fire tenders were sent to the site to extinguish the flames. According to a spokesperson for the fire brigade, the firefighters arrived at the site without delay and it took two hours for them to completely put out the blaze, which reportedly caused losses of thousands of rupees.

The spokesperson added that the firefighters also successfully saved the nearby flats from catching fire. It is being suspected that the fire was caused by a short circuit; however, the real cause is yet to be ascertained.

Eleven arrested

The Rangers on Sunday claimed to have arrested 11 suspects during various raids across the city. A spokesperson for the paramilitary force said the Rangers personnel conducted a targeted raid in Shah Faisal Colony and apprehended a man, Muhammad Aslam, alias Aslam PC, who tried to resist his arrest.

The suspect is allegedly involved in multiple cases of target killings. He was shifted to the Rangers headquarters. The paramilitary force also carried out raids in Madina Colony, Awami Colony, Sir Syed and Frere areas where they arrested eight suspects identified as Jamshed, Arsalan Abdul Karim, Asif Ali, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Nadeem Khan, Adeel, Malik Asif Yousuf and Abid Ali. A suspect, Kamran, alias Rizwan, was arrested by the Rangers in the Surjani Town area. These suspects are allegedly involved in robberies and street crime.

Meanwhile, a suspected drug peddler, Saeed, was arrested by the Rangers during a raid in the Frere area. The paramilitary force also recovered weapons, looted items and narcotics from the possession of the arrested suspects who were later handed over to the police for legal proceedings. Further investigations are under way.

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