ISLAMABAD: Four people were killed after five speeding vehicles broke a traffic signal and crashed into a car and motorcycle on the Srinagar Highway in Islamabad.
The vehicles were part of Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplaces Kashmala Tariq’s protocol. Islamabad police confirmed that Ms Tariq’s protocol vehicles broke the traffic signal at sector G-11 and collided into two vehicles, killing four people and injuring two others.
Police said one of the vehicles had a government number plate. Tariq’s husband Waqas Khan and son Azlan Khan were also present in one of the vehicles. Police have arrested the driver and also seized the vehicle involved in the accident.
Two persons were also wounded in the accident. The dead and injured were shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital. The deceased were identified as Anis, Amir Shakeel, Farooq and Haider Ali. They were residents of Mansehra and were in Islamabad to take an entrance test of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF).
Police said Tariq’s husband Waqas Khan received wounds on his face following the accident and reportedly went to a hospital, while her son and others in the convoy fled the scene. A case has been lodged nominating former MNA‘s son but no arrests have been made so far.
A video of the incident was shared on social media prompting Islamabad Police to take notice. In a statement on Twitter, police confirmed a tragic accident took place at the Sector G-11 signal in which four people lost their lives and two are injured and shifted to the hospital.
It added that police and traffic police are at the spot and trying to contact the families of the deceased and injured. Police claimed the driver and vehicle are in police custody and said it will act in accordance with law and proceed legally against those responsible.