Narowal (Staff Report): At least eight people including seven schoolchildren and rickshaw driver lost their lives and six others were injured after a dumper carrying crushed stone overturned near Zafarwal at Shakargarh Road on Friday morning.
As per details, driver of the dumper was reportedly speeding and trying to avoid potholes on the road. However, the dumper fell in one and overturned on a rickshaw carrying schoolchildren.
The victims have been identified as the 23-year-old rickshaw driver Muhaddas, nine-year-old Yaseen, six-year-old Ahmad, 14-year-old Nisha, 17-year-old Kinza, Ahmad, Aemin and six-year-old Farhan. Fourteen-year-old Swera, 13-year-old Aliza, 13-year-old Aqsa, 14-year-old Javeria and seven-year-old Abdul Hanan were injured.
All the injured have been shifted to THQ Zafrwal for medical treatment. While, the driver of the dumper managed to flee from the scene.