LODHRAN – As many as 8 people including five school-going children were killed when a train rammed into motorcycle rickshaw at Lodhran railway crossing here on Friday.

According to reports, the horrific incident took place at Jalal Pur Pir Wala crossing when the Hazara Express rammed into motorcycle rickshaw. The injured were rushed to District Headquarters Hospital Lodhran.

The driver of train reportedly admitted his mistake adding that he was not able to see the signal due to dense fog.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq took notice of the incident and ordered immediate inquiry into the mishap.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over loss of precious lives in the accident.

The Chief Minister directed concerned authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured.