KARACHI: Four young friends were killed in what police described as a horrible accident that took place on University Road in Gulshan-i-Iqbal in the early hours of Monday.

While some reports said that the driver of a fast-moving car tried to avoid hitting a motorcyclist and in the process his car collided with the pillars of a pedestrian bridge, Mobina Town SHO Shahid Taj said that the accident took place because the vehicle went out of the driver’s control due to rash driving.

The police said the accident occurred at around 2am.

The vehicle was badly damaged in the accident and all four occupants of the car died on the spot. The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The victims were reportedly on their way home after having dinner somewhere in the metropolis.

An Edhi Foundation spokesperson identified the victims as Mohammed Moiz, 19, Rohan, 25, Asadullah, 20, and Taimur Khan, 25.

They were all said to be friends and residents of Gulshan-i-Iqbal.

Man axed to death

A young man was killed and another injured in Shah Latif Town on Monday, according to police.

They added that Shahzad Ali, 30, was axed to death in Lashari Goth.

Area SHO Mohammed Ali Shah said the incident appeared to be an outcome of a family dispute.

He said the man was killed allegedly by his brother-in-law and the police had arrested the suspect.

In another incident, seven persons were injured when two groups fought with each other over a property dispute in Shah Latif Town.

They wounded men were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.

Published in Dawn, February 23rd, 2021

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