LAYYAH: At least ten people including seven children, two teachers and driver were killed and 12 others injured in a collision between a truck and a school van due to dense fog at Fatehpur road here on Friday morning.
Twelve injured schoolchildren were immediately shifted to Trauma Centre in Fatehpur Hospital from where three in critical condition were sent to Nishtar Hospital, Multan. According to reports driver of the school van Aleem Danish, his wife Maria, and daughter Maryam are among the dead.
Dense fog blanketed different parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) disrupting routine life on Friday morning. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the incident of killing of children in the accident. In a statement, he conveyed his heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families of deceased children. He directed the administration to provide the injured with best medical care.