JHANG : Two cops were crushed to death and five other police officials sustained multiple injuries when their van collided with a sugarcane-laden tractor-trolley here the other night.

According to rescue and police sources, District and Sessions Judge Ch Munir Ahmed was coming from Lahore the other night. The police squad received him at Gojra Motorway Interchange and were escorting him to Jhang.

As they reached near Adda Kot Lakhnana on Jhang-Gojra Road, the van collided with a sugarcane-laden tractor-trolley. Resultantly, two police officials identified as Head constable Asad and Constable Fakhar Abbas succumbed to their injuries on the spot while five other constables including Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Aslam, Irfan Gill, Muhammad Ijaz and Tasawar Hussain sustained critical injuries. The injured cops were shifted to DHO Hospital Jhang where they are in satisfactory condition. On information, DSP Saddr Circle Rai Saif Ullah Bhatti reached on the spot while DPO Capt (r) Liaqat Ali Malik visited DHQ hospital where he enquired after the health of the injured constables.