GUJAR KHAN: Three students and a teacher died and scores of other people, mostly students, were injured after two buses going to Murree and Rawalpindi from Lahore overturned near Dina on Sunday morning.

One of the buses was taking students of Inayat High School Lahore for a picnic to Murree when it fell from a railway bridge.

Rescue 1122 and police shifted the injured to hospital. Two students and a teacher identified as Areeha Ramzan, 15, Sehar Rafaqat, 14, and Imran Inayat, 45, died on the spot.

As many as 22 people injured in the accident have been identified as Adila Shehzad, 15, Kiran Mushtaq, 13, Saman Rafaqat, 13, Um-i-Laila, 35, Arooj Nisar, 14, Sania, 15, Iqra Saeed, 15, Maria Mushtaq, 16, Areeba Nisar, 15, Ayesha Abid, 16, Sehar Mubarik, 15, Tehzeeb Fatima, 16, Gull Nayab, 16, Fatima Tahir, 14, Faiqa Rafiq, 14, Samia Faisal, 14, Musqan Mehmood, 15, Rimsha, 25, Habiba Asif, 16, Rushda Falik Sher, 15, Nauman Imran, 29 and Aqib Triq, 26.

A Rawalpindi-bound bus of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore was taking its students to participate in a sports event in Rawalpindi when it overturned near Dina at 11:45am.

A student identified as Sheroz Maqsood, 22, died on the spot while 25 others were injured.

Rescue 1222 and local police reached the spot and shifted 14 seriously injured to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, Jhelum.

The injured have been identified as Maqsood, 40, Noor Mohammad, 24, Ibrar, 22, Nauman, 23, Babar Junaid, 20, Husain, 22, Ali Haider, 20, Tanvir, 22, Mohammad Shabir, Bushra, 20, Saeed, 23, Husnain, 20, and 23-year-old Saleem.

Six people were also injured as four vehicles crashed into each other near Noorpur Syedan village of Sohawa on Grand Trunk Road.

A speeding coaster first hit a tree during rain, following which three cars crashed into it.

The injured included three children and three adults who were shifted to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital, Sohawa.

Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2021

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