11 killed, 891 injured in Punjab road mishaps during 24 hours

07:35 PM | 13 Dec, 2018
11 killed, 891 injured in Punjab road mishaps during 24 hours
LAHORE - Eleven people were killed while 891 sustained injuries in different accidents across the province during the last 24 hours.

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 825 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all districts of Punjab.

A data showed that 395 drivers, 19 underage drivers, 121 pedestrians and 386 passengers were among the victims of the accidents. The statistics show that 209 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 213 persons placing the provincial capital at top of the list followed by 76 in Faisalabad with 89 victims and Multan at third with 66 RTCs and 74 victims.

According to the data, 673 motorcycles, 116 rickshaws, 77 cars, 46 vans, 10 passenger buses, 27 trucks and 98 other vehicles besides slow-moving carts were involved in the accidents.

The Punjab province is currently facing fog as several cities including Lahore, Gujranwala, Wazirabad, Sahiwal, Faisalabad are under a thick blanket.

Commuters are facing difficulties as the visibility drops to zero especially at night.

The Met office Friday forecast cold and dry weather in most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.

On December 8, seven people were killed while 18 others were injured in road accidents in Sheikhpur and Sahiwal cities of Punjab province.

In Sheikhpura, a rickshaw rammed into an incoming oil tanker on Sargodha Road. The mishap left a man and his wife dead along with four others, with another one seriously injured.

The deceased and injured were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital in Sheikhpura.

In another tragic accident near Chichawatni Bypass, a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker, killing three people including two women. The collision left 17 people injured as well.

According to rescue officials, the accident occurred as the bus driver fell asleep; the bus was bound for Lahore from Multan.