A 45-year-old unidentified man was found dead in the North Cantt police limits on Tuesday.
Police have removed the body to morgue for autopsy. A passerby informed police about a man lying unconscious. Police shifted the victim to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him as brought dead.
Police told The News that the victim looked like a drug-addict and might have died due to excessive use of drugs. However, autopsy would help ascertain the cause of death. Police are searching for the family of the deceased.
Road accidents: At least 590 road traffic accidents were reported to the Provincial Monitoring Cell of the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) in all the 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours in which six persons died and 448 seriously injured were shifted to different hospitals of relevant districts. However, some 220 victims, who sustained minor injuries, were discharged on the spot after provision of first aid.
According to the data, 262 drivers, 20 underage drivers, 100 pedestrians and 305 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show 120 RTAs were reported to Lahore Control Room, which affected 122 persons placing the Provincial Capital at the top of the list followed by 51 RTAs in Faisalabad with 59 victims and Multan remained at third position with 36 RTAs and 38 victims.
Details further show that total 667 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 555 males & 112 females, while the age group of the victims show that 91 were under 18 years of age, 432 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 144 victims were reported above 40 years of age.
According to the data, 481 motorbikes, 79 auto rickshaws, 67 motorcars, 39 vans, 11 passenger buses, 16 trucks and 55 other types of auto vehicles and slow moving carts were involved in the aforesaid road traffic accidents.