Five persons including two girls were killed and eight other injured in different incidents here on Tuesday.

According to details, a man and his niece were killed in road mishap on Jhang-Sargodha Road near Shah Jewna Toll Plaza.

The incident occurred when 18-year-old Muhammad Waris, his mother Fatima Bibi and his five-year-old niece Ghulam Fatima, residents of Chak 163/JB situated near Mandi Shah Jewna were on the way to Jhang on a bike. When they reached near Shah Jewna Toll Plaza a speeding passenger bus, coming from the opposite direction crushed them. Resultantly, Muhammad Waris and his niece died on the spot while his mother received serious injuries and was admitted to DHQ hospital.

In another road accident occurred on Jhang-Khushab Road near Adda Dall Morr, a young man was crushed to death. As per details, a motorcycle rickshaw loaded with passengers was going to 18-Hazari when near Adda Dall Morr a speeding truck coming from the opposite side hit it. As a result motorcycle rickshaw overturned, killing Muhammad Wasif on the spot while five others including a woman, Nayyar Hussain, Saleem Sajid, Nouman and Saqlain sustained serious injuries and were taken to RHC Wasoo Astana which was locked. Later the Patrolling Police Dall Morr took all injured to 18-Hazari to a priavate clinic from where two seriously injured were referred to DHQ Hospital.

Meanwhile, prominent educationist 45-year-old Nawaz Anjum, Headmater of Govt Boys High School Chund Bhurwana died of sudden heart attack. After funeral he was buried in the graveyard of his native village Chak 232 Nawan Wala. A large number of people belong to different circles of life attended his funeral prayer.

Meanwhile, in Toba Tek Singh, a farmer killed his daughter over domestic dispute in Chak 521/GB on Tuesday. The incident occurred when 20-year-old Tehmina quarrelled with his father Riaz Mughal over some domestic dispute who hit her in the head with a stick. Resultantly she sustained critical wounds and breathed her in hospital. The police have arrested the accused.

Meanwhile, Nepal Ambassador Bharat Raj Paudyal, UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad and Aurat Foundation Chairperson Semie Kamal were guests of honour on the second day of ongoing six-day International Tent-Pegging Championship and National Horse Show at UAF Race Course Ground.

In the tent-pegging, eight foreign teams including Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, South Africa, Oman, Yemen and Pakistan are participating Whereas, hundreds of Horse Riders from across the country are competing in the National Horse Show 2014.

On the occasion, the UAF VC announced that the Race Course Ground would be refurbished and the international tent-pegging to be made a regular annual feature of the varsity.

“It is happening first time in country that eight foreign teams are taking part in the tent-pegging championship, he disclosed.

A large number of horse lovers from different cities and the countryside witnessed companionship to have a delight of the thrilling matches of Champion’s Trophy 2014.