NOWSHERAN VIRKAN: A severe collision between a van and an oil tanker on Monday morning killed seven persons of a family,including two minors,near here in Khan Bagh area.
According to concerned police of Qila Deedar Singh,an oil tanker heading Gujranwala collided with a small van coming from the opposite direction on a bridge amidst thick
fog this morning.The collision was so severe that the van was completely crushed by the weight of the oil tanker,killing seven persons on the spot and injuring three others.
Police and rescuers reached the spot and mutilated bodies of the victims were removed after cutting parts of the van.
The relatives of the ill-fated family residents of mauza Ludhhey wala Warraich reached the sight of the tragic accident.
The deceased included Afzal,his wife Irshad Bibi,his sister in law Meraj Bibi,son Iqbal (8 yrs),minor daughter Bisma Iqbal and relatives Nazeer Ahmed and Khalida Perveen.
Three others of same family,Bushra Nawaz,Naeem Akhter,and Sajida Iqbal received severe injuries and were shifted to District headqaurter hospital Gujranwala.
Family sources said Afzal had come to his hometown from overseas,and was going to offer condolence to some relatives.
Meanwhile,Qila Deedar police registered case against driver of the oil tanker.