TOBA TEK SINGH: Two persons committed suicide here on Sunday.

Police reported that a Toba District Headquarters Hospital ward boy Shaukat Maseeh took poison after quarrelling with his parents over a monetary issue. He was rushed to the DHQ hospital where the doctors failed to save him.

In another incident, Saira Perveen (17), daughter of a farmer, Allah Ditta, killed herself by consuming poison at her aunt’s house at Chak 747-GB.She had come from Chak 748-GB to visit her father’s sister.

Arrouti police said Saira was shifted to the Sindhillianwali Rural Health Centre where she expired. The reason behind her suicide could not be ascertained.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man fell on the rail track while attempting to board a running Hazara Express at the Shorkot Cantt Railway Station and was crushed to death under the wheels of the train. The deceased was identified as Ghulam Sarwar, a resident of Khanpur (Rahim Yar Khan ).

VACCINATION: The Covid-19 vaccination is successfully going on in the vaccination centres of the health department.

District Health Authority Chief Executive Officer Dr Kashif Bajwa said 41,826 people had been injected with the first dose of the vaccine and 9,800 had been given the second dose in the district.

He added that 2,800 people were vaccinated during the last 24 hours.

Published in Dawn, May 17th, 2021

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