Six police officers injured in PM's convoy accident

Published: February 3, 2014
An Express News screengrab.

An Express News screengrab.

LAHORE: Two cars in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s convoy collided, thereby injuring six police officers, Express News reported on Monday.

The collision occurred as the PM was leaving Alhamra Hall, Lahore, where he had been meeting senior journalists.

According to initial details, a tyre of a car that jams bombs burst resulting in the car toppling over.

After this, an Elite Force vehicle collided with it and toppled over as well.

The injured were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

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  • Asif
    Feb 3, 2014 - 4:00PM

    Shows you the level of maintenance these vehicles receive!!


  • Feb 3, 2014 - 4:44PM

    This is an alarming situation for High- Ups to take extra measures when there is V.V.I.P movements. All my heartiest prayers are with affectees of this misfortune incident.


  • Truther
    Feb 3, 2014 - 4:49PM

    VVIP’s country


  • Zeeshan
    Feb 3, 2014 - 5:34PM

    the way they drive in a convey this was suppose to happen.


  • PakShock
    Feb 3, 2014 - 6:00PM

    Very simple: **Over inflated tyre.** Too much extra PSI air filled in than needed to keep the tyre straight on the rim.Recommend

  • Feb 3, 2014 - 7:46PM

    Tires are steel belted. They do not ‘burst’.
    That happened in the old days. Not anymore.
    This was the 3 stooges show…in action on the road.Recommend

  • Manan
    Feb 3, 2014 - 8:23PM

    Btw I was there and saw the thing as it happened. They were going in such a speed it was bound to happen.Recommend

  • PakShock!
    Feb 4, 2014 - 1:47AM

    @Multani: Oh Ya! Try going over a deep pot hole, a sharp rock or metal part or the edge of the foot path first breaking & Bending the Steel Wire Mesh Belts inside then go over the same sharp object again with over-inflated tyre or extra heavy load that could easily transfer over that corner on sharp turn. Note: Next time you see a bubble or bump on a tyre, I bet the steel wire mesh or belt “that you call it” is broken already and now only the rubber is holding the pressure and can burst over a bump any time. Watch specially on hill climbing too.


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