NAROWAL: At least eight people were killed including seven children when a dumper overturned on a rickshaw carrying school children at Zafarwal road on Friday morning.
According to rescue sources, a dumper while transporting stones overturned on a rickshaw when the driver overtaking the tri-wheeler at Zafarwal Shakargarh road, leaving eight people dead including seven school children and the rickshaw driver.
According to the sources. Five children were seriously injured in the mishap. The ill-fated rickshaw was carrying 13 children to school in the morning.
The deceased in the accident were identified as Kinza 17, Nisha 14, Yaseen 9, Ahmed Mudassar 6, Amin, Farhan 6, Ahmed Shaukat 5 and rickshaw driver Muhaddis Javed.
Injured children Sawera 14, Aleeza 13, Akash 13, Javeria 14 and Abdul Hannan 7, said to be in a precarious condition and being provided medical aid at Rural Health Centre Zafarwal.
Dumper driver fled from the scene after the incident. Police are investigating the case and have registered a case against the driver.