KARACHI: Newborn found dead

Published January 17, 2009

KARACHI, Jan 16: The body of a newborn was found in a drain in the limits of the Kalri police station on Friday.

A relief association volunteer told Dawn that the child was given ablution and buried in the Mewashah graveyard after conducting legal formalities.

Since no post-mortem examination was conducted, it was left undetermined how and when the baby boy had died.

Accidents

A 60-year-old pedestrian was killed in a road accident in New Karachi.

Police said that an unidentified victim was crossing the main road near UP Mor when a motorcyclist hit him and sped away. The elderly man was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A schoolgirl died and six other students sustained serious injuries in a collision between a car and a school van in Khyaban-i-Ghazi in Defence on Friday morning.

Edhi ambulance sources said that the six-year-old girl, Sumera, died in the mishap and Tahira, Mahnoor, Rehan, Bilal, Shahrukh and Rooba received serious injuries.

The body and injured were shifted to DHA Hospital.

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