Published On: Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Published in Category: District News

Nawabshah tragedy: Funeral prayers for 14 school children offered

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NAWABSHAH: Amid mourning and gloom, hundreds of people in Nawabshah attended funeral prayers of 14 school children and a teacher killed in yesterday’s tragic road accident near the city in Sindh.

On Thursday Nawabshah and its neighbourhood wore a gloomy look as hundreds of people gathered to shoulder the funerals and attend last rites of the deceased. The heirs buried their beloved ones in local graveyard.

In all, 22 people died when a van carrying schoolchildren was hit by a dumper truck and then immediately by a cruising passenger van at a perilous curve on a bridge on Rohri Canal on Nawabshah-Qazi Ahmed Road.

Two school teachers – Zakia and Qari Nazeer – and the van driver, Sachal Korai, are among the dead. The truck’s driver escaped after the deadly crash.

The schoolchildren were returning to Daulatpur tehsil of Nawabshah district after attending a quiz and naat competition. The students belonged to Bright Future School. The deceased children, 10 girls and 9 boys, were all aged between 10 and 16.
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