Lahore: Speeding cars accompanying Nawaz Sharif’s ‘homecoming’ motorcade crushed a nine-year-old child to death in Lalamusa, Punjab, on Friday, media reported.
The child, identified as Ahmad, was among a crowd of supporters gathered to greet Sharif as his motorcade passed through Lalamusa. It seems that he strayed onto the road and was hit by one of the cars belonging to the Elite Force, Dawn reports.
According to eyewitnesses, the child succumbed to his injuries while the vehicles passed over him.
The child’s father lost consciousness, experiencing heart palpitations, after he saw his child’s mangled body on the road, DawnNews said.
Locals said that the father was moved to a nearby hospital, where doctors were trying to save his life. No member of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) went to the hospital or sent condolences, DawnNews added.
The daughter of ousted the prime minister, Maryam Nawaz, later took to Twitter to express grief over the incident and said that the local PML-N leadership had been asked to provide assistance to the grieved family.
Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb also regretted the incident in a statement hours after it occurred.