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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

9 killed, 20 injured in two road accidents in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA, March 15 : At least nine persons including four members of a family were killed and 20 others injured in two separate road accidents in Saroki and Chenab Nagar areas here on Tuesday.

According to police sources, a bus on its way from Hafizabad to Rawalpindi collided head on with a trailer in Saroki area of Gujrawala leaving both drivers and four members of a family dead while 20 others were seriously injured.

Bus driver Taufiq Ahmed and trailer driver died on the spot. Nazia BiBi, her four-year-old daughter Fiza and her nephews Usman and Farhat died at the scene of the accident, police said.

After receiving information about the incident, Rescue 1122 arrived at the scene and shifted deceased and injured to the District Hospital Gujranwala.

In another accident in Chenab Nagar when a truck ran over a rickshaw in which three persons were killed on the spot, police sources said. The truck drive managed to flee from the scene.

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