I5 of same family out of 17 killed in Chakwal traffic mishap


Chakwal: Sixteen bodies out of the seventeen killed in yesterday’s traffic mishap have been shifted to Qasba Chota Sahiwal of Sargodha on Sunday. Among the dead 15 persons including three children and four women of the same family are included, whose funeral prayers would be offered this evening.

According to police 67 persons from a village Chota Sahiwal of Sargodha were on board a mini-truck on its way to Pir Khara Darbar from Kallar Kahar. On a sharp steep turn the driver lost control of the truck and it fell into a 150-foot deep ditch, killing 17 persons. The driver of the truck was also injured in the mishap.

Chakwal DCO rushed to the scene of incident arranged shifting of the victims to the hospital. He said that majority of the victims of this traffic accident were women and children. More than 40 injured are under treatment in the hospital, while the dead would be buried in Sargodha.

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