Five of a family killed in car-bike collision in Sheikhupura

Rescue 1122 officials say deceased comprise father, his two sons and two daughters

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The motorcycle involved in the accident can be seen damaged at the accident site in Lahore. —Reporter
  • Rescue 1122 officials say speeding caused accident.
  • Vehicle hits six people riding ill-fated motorcycle.
  • Rescue officials shift bodies and injured to hospital.

SHEIKHUPURA: At least five people of the same family were killed and another sustained injuries when a vehicle collided with their motorcycle on late Monday night in Farooqabad city near Pandour village, Sheikhupura.

Rescue 1122 officials said the incident took place because of speeding. They said the deceased comprised a father, two sons and two daughters, while the injured girl was the man's niece.

As per details, the speeding vehicle hit the six people riding the ill-fated motorcycle. The victims were travelling from Amar Sadhu to Gujjar Pura area of Lahore to meet their relatives on Eid ul Adha. 

The rescue officials shifted the bodies and injured to hospital for medico-legal formalities and treatment respectively.

Those died in the mishap have been identified as Shahzad, 26, Fiza, 10, Mehak, eight, Faizan 12 and Sufyan, six. Meanwhile, the injured has been identified as 15-year-old Noor, daughter of Riasat.

Life-threatening road accidents take place every now and then in Punjab. At least five people were killed and 14 others wounded when a truck overturned on highway near Khairpur on Sunday.

High fatalities in road accidents are common because of poor driving skills, lack of safety measures, not wearing seatbelt and derelict road infrastructure. Buses and trucks are normally filled beyond their capacities with passengers which also cause vehicles to overturn.