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Five of a family die in Faisalabad road accident

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FAISALABAD: At least five people were killed and two others wounded in a road accident in Faisalabad on Friday morning, ARY News reported.

The incident took place when a passenger van rammed into a tractor-trolley in Dijkot area of Faisalabad, local sources said.

Police and rescue sources said the van collided with the tractor-trolley on Samandari road, resulting in life-threatening injuries to seven people.

Jehangir, 45, Nigahban Bibi, 65, Morai Bibi 45, Mustafa, 5 and a child breathed their last on the spot, said rescue officials, adding that the dead and two injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

They said Jehangir, the resident of Nankana Sahib, along with his family members was on the way to visit the shrine of sufi saint Sultan Bahu when they met the accident.

Subsequently, the heirs of the victims of the accident staged a protest demonstration on the Samandari road against the local police for failing to arrive in a timely-manner and arrest the tractor-trolley’s driver, who fled from the spot.

The protesters blocked the road, suspending vehicular traffic to press for the arrest of the driver who they said was responsible for the accident.

Road accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor condition of vehicles, rash driving, underage driving, bad condition of roads, dim or no street lights and violation of traffic rules.

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