KARACHI: 2 crushed to death

Published October 10, 2006

KARACHI, Oct 9: Two persons were crushed beneath a container at ICI Bridge on Monday night. TPO Keamari said identities of the dead could not be immediately ascertained, but according to initial information, a container placed on a lorry fell on a Shehzore truck at the ICI Bridge, killing its two occupants on the spot.

Till filing of this report, the container was being removed from the small truck.

In Keamari, as many as 13 persons were injured when the bus they were traveling in fell off the Jinnah Bridge.

Police said the bus was carrying workers to Port Qasim, and due to speeding the bus broke through the protective railing of the bridge and landed on the ground.

Following the accident, rescue services including, Edhi ambulances, police, and Rangers personal reached the spot and rescued the victims from the wreckage.

The injured were shifted to the Civil and Jinnah hospitals for treatment, police said.

Police blamed the driver for speeding. He was also injured in the accident and was detained at the hospital by the police.

ARRESTED: Police held a six-member gang of bandits who used to loot buses and coaches.

The Site TPO told Dawn that the gang boarded a coach at the Banaras area and when the vehicle reached a desolate place they held the driver and the passengers at gunpoint and started looting them.

After intercepting the vehicle, policemen fired some shots into the air, calling on the bandits to surrender.

Seeing the heavy police presence, the six suspects identified as Liaquat, Asif, Sabir, Muhammad Jameel, Ajaz and Nadeem surrendered before the police. Police seized TT pistols from them.

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