Four killed after dumper truck crashes into car near Sheikhupura


SHEIKHUPURA: Four persons were reportedly killed with one injured in a road accident near Sheikhupura when a speedy dumper truck collided with a car.

According to details, four were killed while one injured when a dumper trump loaded with rocks tried to overtake a car at high speed and struck it on Lahore Road near Salim Kot.

The concerned officials reached the spot soon after the incident and conducted rescue efforts. The rescue workers used a crane to lift the truck and pull out the bodies from the wreckage, media reports quoted an eye witness.

The rescue officials transferred the four bodies to the local hospital. The deceased include Abdul Wahid, Tahir, Israr and Umar. All were residents of Manawala city of Sheikhupura District. They were returning to Mananwala town from Lahore.

According to reports, Two of the people killed were councilors of the Mananwala Municipal Committee.

The injured person was helped to the hospital and is currently under medical treatment. The initial investigation confirmed that the cause of the fatal collision was overspeeding of the truck driver, police said.

Yesterday, three wedding guests died while another was injured in a collision between a trailer and a jeep. Police said that a speeding trailer hit a jeep carrying wedding guests at National Highway near Daharki in Ghotki.