Gujranwala: At least five persons including four of same family were killed and another  sustained injuries when a car while trying to move across a  railway crossing was hit by a passing locomotive in Tehsil Monki today.

According to police, five men Zegham, Arsalan, Amir, Imran and Ghulam Dastagir were traveling in their car from Sialkot to Lahore Airport. When the car reached the railway crossing it did not stop despite the red signal. As the car tried to move across the railway track, it got crushed by the passing locomotive.

Three car passengers Imran, Amir and Ghulam Dastagir died on the spot while Zagham and Arsalan received injuries. The watchman on duty also lost his life after being hit by the car.

The dead were brought to DHQ hospital for autopsies while the injured were also brought there for treatment where one succumbed to his injuries.

All the passengers of the car belonged to the same family residing in a Banday Kot village of Daska.