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Four dead as Orange Line project truck hits motorists

LAHORE ACCIDENT

LAHORE: Four people were killed and four others were injured when a truck working on the Orange Line train project collided with a rickshaw and two motorcycles, ARY News reported on Sunday.

The Orange Line project truck made contact with the rickshaw and two motorcycle at Lahore’s Daroghawala area due to which four persons were reported dead while four others sustained severe injuries.

The deceased included 40-year old Amjad, 34-year old Ali Khan and 10-year old Nauman. The fourth deceased has not been identified as yet.

One of the injured persons named Amir was rushed to Services Hospital whereas three of the wounded men named Wasim, Shamim and Razzaq were shifted to Mayo Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The truck driver managed to escape after the incident took place.

The residents of the area staged a protest against the incident and blocked the roads by setting tyres on fire. The protesters also tried to stop the authorities from taking the truck into their custody.

Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and ordered the authorities to arrest the truck driver immediately.

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