Four family members killed


Fawad Ali Shah May 23, 2010

KARACHI: Four members of the same family were killed when their motorcycle collided with a parked truck at Ziauddin road near Bilawal Chowrangi on Sunday. SHO Boat Basin Police Station Naseer Tanoli said the family lived in Shireen Jinnah Colony.

He identified them as Shafiq Ali, 22, his siblings Uzma, 13, and Rafiq, 5, and his niece, Fatima. According to SHO Tanoli, they were out on a leisure trip when their motorcycle collided with a trailer truck parked near the Bilawal Chowrangi. The witnesses, mostly residents of the area, took the family to the hospital. Shafiq and Fatima died instantly after the accident, while Uzma and Rafiq died during treatment at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. The witnesses blamed the trucks and tankers that are illegally parked in the area.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 24th, 2010.

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