SARGODHA: At least 19 children were injured, two of them suffering bone fractures, when a ride collapsed in the play area at Model Bazaar, Jauharabad, Khushab district on Sunday.

On being informed of the incident, Rescue 1122 teams arrived at the model bazaar and provided immediate medical aid to five of the children, while 14 others were transferred to the DHQ hospital, where two were said to be critically injured with bone fractures.

Khushab Deputy Commissioner Zeeshan Shabbir Rana, MPA Malik Asif Awan, and DSP Headquarters Ms Nighat Firdous visited the hospital and inquired after the injured children.

The DC and the MPA ordered the hospital administration to provide the best available medical care to the injured children.

The DC ordered the arrest of the model bazaar Supervisor Ismail and the closure of the play area.

He also ordered an investigation into the incident. The staff of the swing fled away following the incident.

The DSP said a case would be registered against those responsible for the negligence resulting in injuries to the children.

Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2024

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