MULTAN - A man was killed while his wife sustained critical injuries after their bike was hit by a tuck, rescuers said.

According to report issued from control room of Rescue 1122, a truck struck the motorbike badly near patrolling police check post of Khan Pur Baga Sher. As a result, Abid Aleem, 30, died on the spot and his wife Razia Bibi, 28, suffered from severe injuries. They were shifted to DHQ hospital after providing emergency treatment by rescue staffer. The couple was stated to be hailing from Muzaffargarh. Accident was occurred due to over-speeding of the truck while truck driver managed to escape after the accident, further investigation was underway.

Meanwhile, a youth was killed during one-wheeling here in the area of Jaranwala police station. 

A police spokesman said on Wednesday that an unidentified youth was doing one-wheeling on his motorbike when he lost control and fell on the busy Faisalabad-Jaranwala road in front of DSP Office late last night. He received serious head injuries and died on the spot before getting any medical assistance. Rescue 1122 shifted the body to mortuary for postmortem while the police started investigation for identification and search of the family.

In another incident in Kasur, a woman was electrocuted to death in a nearby locality on Wednesday. According to police, Ameena Bibi, 65, resident of Amirpur village was busy in chores when she received a fatal electric shock while switching on a water pump at her home. She died on the spot. 

Meanwhile, a youth identified as Shakeel, 17, resident of Thiya Pannu committed suicide by hanging himself from a rope over domestic dispute and a man was shot dead by robbers for putting resistance in a nearby village on Wednesday.  According to police, the incident took place at Madke, near Phoolnagar where bandits shot dead a motorcyclist Muhammad Tufail, 30, for resisting their bid to snatch valuables at gun point. Rescue-1122 shifted the body to THQ Chunian. Phoolnagar police were investigating. 

Distt admin seals seven car showrooms for violating SOPs

District administration has sealed seven car showrooms located at Katchery road in violations of coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  AC City Khawaja Umair Mahmood sealed the showrooms at Chungi No. 8 which were opened after 8pm Monday night against COVID SOPs. Punjab government allowed working hours by 8pm while these were operative even after designated timings, said an official handout. The showrooms included Alfalah Motors,  Shakeel Cars,  Rameez Cars, MZ Cars, New Azim Motors, Car line Motors and Autodrive Motorcars, it added.

Mepco nabs 91 power pilferers in South Punjab

Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) on Wednesday caught 91 power pilferers during separate operations, launched throughout the South Punjab in a single day. A MEPCO official said MEPCO teams accompanying task forces raided different places in Multan, Vehari, Sahiwal, Rahimyar Khan, Muzaffargarh,  Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, and Dera Ghazi Khan and detected theft of over 126,000 electricity units. A sum of over Rs2.2 million fine was imposed on them while First Information Reports were registered against two of them over involvement in tampering meters, direct supply, installing loop in meters, slowing down meters, meter dead stop and meter screen wash.