KHYBER: A pushcart owner was killed and three labourers sustained injuries in separate incidents at the Torkham border crossing on Monday.

Rescue 1122 officials said that a pushcart owner lost his life when he was struck by a trailer-truck near the border.

He belonged to Loe Shalman area. A rescue team shifted the body to the District Headquarters Hospital in Landi Kotal.

In a separate incident, three labourers were injured when a tractor-trolley overturned at the customs terminal site near the border.

Two of the injured labourers belonged to Shangla district, while the third was an Afghan national. They were later shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, residents of Sipah area of Bara have expressed concern over increasing number of robberies and burglaries in their area during the recent days.

Javed Afridi, a Sipah resident, said unidentified men burgled two shops in Dojangi locality, while electric appliances were stolen from a mosque in the same locality, but the local police were acting as a silent spectator.

He alleged that a police checkpost was situated hardly at a distance of 50 meters from the two spots where thieves had carried out their illegal activity.

He said that the residents had already brought the matter into the notice of the police, but no action was taken against the culprits.

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2022

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