NAROWAL: At least 19 passengers, including women, were injured when a bus overturned while racing with another near Tatlawala on Narowal-Muridke Road on Wednesday.

According to eyewitnesses Arshad and Nasir, the accident occurred when two buses were racing and one of them overturned as its driver could not control the speeding vehicle.

They said after the accident, passengers’ screams were heard. Locals and passers-by gathered there and started pulling the injured out of the bus, they added.

On being informed of the incident, Rescue 1122 teams also reached the spot and provided first aid to the injured passengers and shifted eight of them to the District Headquarters Hospital.

Those injured included Hafeez, Ali Ahmed, Nazeer Ahmed, Mumtaz Begum, Imtiaz Ahmed Usman Ali and Abdul Razzaq.

The local police also arrived at the spot and started collecting details of the incident.

KILLED: A woman and her son were killed in a truck-bike collision on Pasrur Road on Wednesday.

Anas Shirazi, 29, a resident of Alipur Syedan village, was on his way to Narowal on a motorbike to take medicine for his mother Faharul Nisa (70). A speeding truck coming from the opposite direction hit the motorcycle on Pasrur Road, 8km from Narowal. The mother and the son were seriously injured in the accident.

Rescue 1122 shifted the injured to Narowal DHQ Hospital where they succumbed to their wounds.

Police have handed over bodies to the family after postmortem examination.

Published in Dawn, April 1st, 2021

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