OKARA: Two labourers were buried alive on Wednesday under a massive heap of earth while they were digging a well at 40/GD village, Raipur.

As per Rescue 1122 officials, on receiving an emergency call about the incident, the disaster management wing field workers, with ambulances and a crane reached the spot.

They say that with the help of locals an operation to search for the two labourers was launched immediately. As per locals, the labourers were working inside nearly 35-40 feet deep well, when its walls collapsed on them.

The officials says that after around two-hour long efforts, one of the labourers was retrieved and immediately shifted to the DHQ hospital. The other was found after hectic efforts for an hour and was also moved to hospital, where doctors declared them dead.

The victims were identified as Talha (23) and Atta Ullah (28), both belonging to the same village on Faisalabad Road.

COUPLE DIES: A couple died in a traffic accident involving two motorcycles and a tractor-trolley on Renala-Shergarh road near 25/1-AL village.

As per Rescue 1122 officials, the couple identified as Amir and Azeem Bibi, were on their way to Akhtarabad on a motorcycle when it collided head on with another motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.

As the husband and wife fell on the road following the collision, they were crushed to death by a tractor-trolley, the officials said. The man riding the other bike suffered minor injuries.

Published in Dawn, February 29th, 2024

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