At least 12 individuals, including 11 members of a single family, died and eight others were hospitalized in a fatal road accident near Kot Ladha town of Gujranwala district.
According to Rescue 1122, two passenger vans collided with a loader parked beside the roadside. The passenger vans were en route to Gujranwala from Sargodha.
The guys of Rescue 1122 and the police department arrived at the spot and transferred the injured to District Headquarters Hospital, Hafizabad.
The victims include women and children. Five of the eight injured people are in critical condition.
Those who lost their lives in the accident include Muhammad Aslam, Gulzar daughter of Faqir Muhammad, Ilyas son of Ghulam Haider, Hoorain Fatima daughter of Sohail, Munawar Bibi wife of M Yousaf, Asiya Bibi wife of M Asif, Asima Bibi wife of Shahzad, Khalida Bibi wife of M Sohail, Fouzia Bibi daughter of M Younas, Haleema Bibi wife of M Aslam.
Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz took notice of this sad event and expressed his sorrow over the loss of precious lives.
CM Hamza asked the Gujranwala commissioner and the city’s RPO for a report in a statement. He also ordered those in charge to give the injured the best medical treatment necessary.