Five die, 42 injured as coach collides with trailer near Sahiwal

Sahiwal, Punjab: At least five passengers including a girl died and another 42 sustained severe injuries when a coach and a trailer collided dead on near Chak 119/9-l at Arif Wala-Sahiwal road early Tuesday morning.

Coach driver Afzal, conductor Safdar Ali and Muhammad Yaseen of Chak 115, Hasilpur were among the deceased. Identity of two others including a 20-year girl could not be ascertained.

The condition of twenty injured is said to be precarious. They include Muhammad Siddique, Asghar Ali, Mahardin, Nadeem, Amir Sohail, Abrar Hussain, Mumtaz, Muhammad Tanveer, Akram, Aisha Asghar, Mrs. Nadeem, Sobia, Parveen, Shahida, Amina Khalid, a 10-year girl, two-year infant and four others. The injured were rushed to hospital.

It is said that a coach of Madina company was going to Sialkot from Hasilpur when it collided with a parked trailer while overtaking another coach. The police were investing further.

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