BAHALWALPUR: Thirteen students were injured in a collision between a truck, a car, three motorcycles and a school van in Khanpur city on Wednesday. Doctors treating them said the condition of two children was critical.
The injured students went to different schools but were all residents of Chak 1. Police said that the accident had occurred when schools had ended for the day.
A speeding truck, en route from Liaquatpur, rammed into a school principal’s car, three motorcycles parked on the side of the road and then hit a parked school van in which 20 children from Chak 1 were sitting. Police said 13 children were injured.
They were taken to Shaikh Zayed Hospital and Khanpur Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for treatment.
Some of the children who were injured are: Sarah Hussain, Areeba Tariq, Faizan Tariq, Maryam Tariq, Hina Tariq, Abdullah, Sanaullah and Aamir Akram.
Doctors treating them said Sarah Hussain and Sanaullah had been referred to Shaikh Zayed Hospital because their condition was critical.
DSP Jamshed Ali Shah, City SHO Saifullah Khan and Rescue-1122 officials arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area.
Chaudhry Afzal Sadiq, district bar general secretary, visited the THQ Hospital and Shaikh Zayed and inquired after the injured children. He also called on people to donate blood to the injured children.
Police said they had registered a case against the truck driver.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2016.