LAHORE  - A newly-wed couple was crushed to death under a truck on the Lahore-Sheikhupura road on Monday, police and rescue workers said.

Resident of Shalimar, Muhammad Ali, 25, riding on a motorcycle along with his wife Madeeha, 22, was coming back to Lahore from Manawala when a recklessly-driven truck bumped into their two-wheeler.

As a result, Ali and his wife died on-the-spot while the truck driver fled the scene. The bodies were moved to the Mayo hospital’s morgue by Edhi Ambulance service and then handed over to the family. The police have impounded the truck and are investigating.