At least 25 perish in Punjab road mishaps over two Eid days

Around 4,500 road accidents across Punjab reported, says Rescue 1122

Our Correspondent April 12, 2024


At least 25 people lost their lives and over 2,500 injuries were reported in road mishaps across Punjab over two days of Eidul Fitr.

Rescue 1122 reported that at least 4,500 road accidents occurred in the province. The rescue service added that the majority of crashes involving cars and passenger wagons took place in the districts of Faisalabad and Multan. Among the victims, 4,100 were men and 1,203 were women.

Additionally, thousands of bike accidents were also reported across various districts.

Expressing grave concern over the high toll, Rescue 1122 Director General (DG) Dr Rizwan Naseer lamented the loss of precious lives and noted that approximately 2,500 individuals sustained injuries.

Dr Naseer urged citizens to prioritize adherence to traffic regulations and safety protocols while embarking on their travels.

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Lahore reported the highest number of accidents at 770, resulting in 2,545 individuals being rushed to hospitals with injuries, while 2,733 received first aid.

Other major cities like Faisalabad, Multan, and Gujranwala also reported accidents, with 288, 256, and 245 accidents respectively.

On April 2, Emergency Services Department (ESD)'s Dr. Naseer raised alarm over the escalating number of road traffic accidents, particularly those involving motorcycles, which accounted for 80% of the crashes.

The dire warning came in the wake of shocking statistics revealing that 282 individuals lost their lives in 37,634 road traffic accidents reported in Punjab during March.


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